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.
How do you assess technology risk? When do you assess it? There's plenty of methodologies that do this and I've linked to a several documents below, one a risk assessment toolkit authored by the State of California CIO Michele Robinson and another NIST guidelines for assessing technology risk.
"We don't start or lead with technology. We lead with "what is the business outcome that we are trying to drive towards"," says HP Software CIO Paul Chapman. With that, Chapman and CIO strategic advisor Tim Crawford riff on why IT leaders need to focus on people as much as they do on process and technology.
Study after study shows that hybrid clouds are the way enterprises are going. What is a hybrid cloud? Or what are hybrid clouds?
Hybrid cloud is one IT buzz term that's self-defining and reasonably clear. In fact, hybrid is just another word for the long-standing concept of systems integration in IT - one system working with a different system. From this also sprung the notion of incompatibility. Systems incompatiblies were just accepted. Perish the thought a PC app would work on the Mac. Compatibility (a first cousin of hybrid and integration) can be granular and on many levels.
“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.