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 60 Minutes segment last night on data brokers should raise serious concerns about Big Data. While I knew yours and my clickstreams were being tracked, I wasn't quite sure what happened to the data. 60 minutes also exposed data brokers posing as something other than what they were. One appeared as a dating service asking for all sorts of personal information when in reality it was a data broker reselling the data it collected.
It's never too late to have a good relationship with the CMO, George. If the CIO is on the way out, rest assured that one of the first executives the new CIO will court is the CMO. Your point about the CIO as utility service broker is a good one. Still, LOB and the C suite will look to the CIO for technology leadership - technology that can deliver business value.
Knowledge is power and really understanding customer needs is leverage no matter who you are. The hope would be is that the CMO and CIO would have similar, deep and current understanding of customers and be in lock step in how to approach and manage them. Attending sales meetings is a great idea assuming real customer knowledge is on the display there (you know what sales meetings can be like, Deb-:)
It was a remarkable feature and showed the human side of long job searches. You knew they were out there, but getting individuals to open up is difficult. Sometimes, their severance packages legally bars them from even mentioning their former employer.
Great point about that getting fired is often the best thing than can happen. It sets some off on wonderful new paths...and others, as you say, "sink into paralyzing depression." Very sad.
I learned long ago that no one is indispensable...from Gates, Jobs, Brin and Zuckerberg on down. Everyone runs up against the limits of their abilities.
Enterprises are being crushed by the weight of their bloated application portfolios, according to a new 40-page report from Capgemini entitled "Application Landscape Report 2014."
"The weight of application landscapes is reaching critical mass; disruptive technologies have emerged. It is no longer a question of “whether” to rationalize, but rather “when” and “how” to do it," the report says in the executive summary.
“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.