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.
"....the level of secrecy around IT operations is just increasing." That's an interesting observation, Nicole. It comes at a time when social media is increasing transparency of just about everything. Do you think it's the usual reason -- not to divulge anything that could give rivals a leg up. Or are enterprises (and IT) more locked down as a reaction to social media, consumerization of IT, BYOD, ever-increasing security threats and user empowerment?
I agree, Joel. Payment systems have to be totally revamped. I just got my first credit card with a chip, which keeps the card invisible. I love the idea of Apple Pay, but it won't be available everywhere. Then again, neither is American Express. For now, the chip and PIN technology is a must.
As an aside, I pre-ordered the Coin card which consolidates your credit cards into one digital card. The product has been very delayed. Coin issued me a refund that I requested.
“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.