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.
Let me address your three points; nonesense, nonsense and nonsense. As editor in chief of engineering magazines Design News and EDN from 2004-09, we studied the contrived U.S. engineer shortage closely. That China was producing 600,000 engineers a year and India 350,000 was pure fiction. Some had two years of high school and many at best could be classified as technicians, not engineers as the profession would be defined in the U.S.
What's disturbing about Infosys is that it floods the market with cheaper labor when those jobs could be filled on a permanent basis with U.S. citizens. Using your logic, why have any limits on H1-B?
Yes, I frequently walk through the campus of MIT where I attend conferences. There's a great mix of ethnicities. So what?
There are many supremely hard-working and talented Americans citizens, who do not have jobs. To me, they should be first in line.
I am confounded by the charge of arrogance....and no knowledge. The numbers speak for themselves. Of course there are smart American and Indians...as well as the opposite. And I suppose there is pay parity at some level. Perhaps the larger problem is IT outsourcing.
Something is wrong when Infosys applied for 57k visas and the next closest was 13K and that was Tata. Aren't H1-B visas supposed to fill the skills gap for American companies? I also have been critical of the U.S. education system for under emphasizing STEM...and critical of U.S. companies for failing to grow their own talent. The H1-B approach is stop gap.
“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.