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HP Software's community for IT leaders // July 2012


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Cooking with DevOps

Author, entrepreneur and DevOps guru Gene Kim explains the key ingredients of the movement and how it can help an enterprise move “from good to great.”

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The road to continuous delivery

Practical steps for getting your IT department from waterfalls and bottlenecks to end-to-end agility.

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Better results with DevOps

Victor Miller, senior systems manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida, explains how collaboration between IT operations and development leads to better results.

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IT leader assessment

This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

It is based on data HP collected from 650 global companies about a range of IT characteristics (server capacities, approach to information management, security, BYOD, etc.) and how they correlate to revenue gain. This assessment will compare your answers to the average scores in that study.

There are 12 questions that will require an estimated 10 minutes of your time. You'll receive a summary of your rating upon completion.

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Percentage of growth expected in 2012 in worldwide IT spending.1

700 million-plus

Expected smartphone and tablet shipments in 2012.1

$22.1 billion

Estimated size of the worldwide SaaS market in 2015.2

1 "IDC Predictions 2012: Competing for 2020," IDC, Dec. 2011
2 "Forecast: Software as a Service, All Regions, 2010-2015, 1H12 Update," Gartner Inc., March 2012

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Q: Operations manager or business evangelist or marketer? What's the most important role of the CIO?

A: That of a business evangelist who is capable of materializing his IT vision to enhance business capabilities and deliver values. … It also depends on the company's maturity and openness. In some cases, unless the CIO is a proven marketer, the IT dept is most of the time out of the loop when it comes to business strategic planning!
—Anju Bissessur, director of business solutions and continuous improvement, RONA, on the CIO Forum LinkedIn group

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