Mike has spent 30 years at HP in development, product management and latterly, product marketing.
Mike's team is responsible for marketing cross-IT solutions for HP Software including cloud, application transformation, and converged infrastructure.
Remote deposit via smart phone might at first blush seem like a small thing, but it's a big deal for consumers, businesses and the banks that deploy it. Call it a win, win, win.
The feature symbolizes IT innovation. When JPMorgan Chase & Co. introduced it in 2010, other banks quickly followed suit. It is the product of a New Style of IT which is agile, flexible and in lockstep with the business. Let's review why remote deposit is so powerful.
-- Consumers: It draws in customers who see it as a time and gas saver. I wouldn't use a bank that didn't have it.
I guess it boils down to a larger pool of resources versus threats more widely known. I think there's also the privacy issue and general mistrust of government to do the right thing with sensitive information. Ultimately, though, I think there will be information sharing. But Facebook, Google and Yahoo made their mistrust of government known quite loudly by blowing off the first cybersecurity summit.
We write a lot of pessimistic things about the CIO role so it's gratifying when the ones who are thriving are celebrated. With that I give you the just out Premier IT100 Class of 2015 from Computerworld.
As you might imagine, many of them are from companies whose primary business is technology - Paypal, Verizon, Intel and Microsoft. But enterprises such as Proctor & Gamble, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin and the City of Las Vegas give the Class of 2015 some organizational diversity.
“I want to do private cloud because I want to be more agile and because I want to be much more efficient at IT operations”.
Um. Private cloud will most certainly help you with the first objective – it will stand up development, test and production environments (i.e. server/storage/network and middleware and dev, test and production applications) much more quickly. And it will “cut IT out the loop” allowing users to have their requests actioned without humans holding up the process.
We in HP Software have created a new HP Software Cloud presentation. I"ve posted two versions. The first has a voiceover (only about 10 minutes). The second is a PDF created from showing the slides and the notes I created for each slide.
I was explaining to my teenage kids the other day what I did. I talked about how our
software products ensured that IT infrastructure was reliable. Blank look.
"What is IT infrastructure?", they asked. I said, "it's like the
power or water or sewage".
Below is a
(cut down) transcript of an interview with Erik Frieberg, VP of marketing for
HP's software products for IT Operations. The interview was conducted by Anne
Taylor, managing editor for IDG Enterprise. The full interview can be found here.