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.
It's been a great four and a half year run at the Enterprise CIO Forum and it comes to an end for me this Friday when I retire.
Yes, I have reached "full retirement age" in the eyes of the Feds so it's time. Sometimes, I refrain from using the 'r' word because I will freelance parttime as a journalist as I feel my way through the next journey.
Is the cloud cheaper than running your own data center and servers? While many agree the cloud is generally the cheaper option, you have to factor in a lot considerations such as the financial impact of losing access to data or a hack. Does cloud make sense for certain apps and not for others? What about bandwidth?
The cost question is not a simple one. On top of that, enterprises move to the cloud for many more reasons - many strategic - than just to save money.
What is the single biggest challenge facing CIOs? In last week's #CIOchat preview, some IT pros cited keeping up with technology and workloads as the most stress producing parts of their jobs. That #CIOchat, by the way, had 44 contributors who cranked out 364 Tweets.
Note in the chart that there is only slight variance between mid-level and senior IT professionals in what they think are their most stressful challenges.
“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.