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


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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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Applications index


Percentage of cloud users that operate email in the cloud. Percentage using other common applications in the cloud: 39 percent for file storage; 36 and 32 percent, respectively, for web and video conferencing; and 34 percent for online learning.1

472 millions

Total smartphone sales in 2011, accounting for 31 percent of all mobile devices sales, up 58 percent from 2010.2

1.8 million

Number of mobile devices sold worldwide in 2011.2

1 "The CDW 2011 Cloud Computing Tracking Poll," CDW, 2011
2 "Market Share: Mobile Devices by Region and Country, 4Q11 and 2011," Gartner Inc., February 2012

One question

Q: How do you reduce a bloated app/service portfolio?

A: Bring in your enterprise architect or application architect ... to ask, "Why do we have two different HR systems? What will it take to get it down to one?" This person should be able to take an enterprise perspective, because application managers and business units tend to want to keep everything.

— Charlie Betz, research director for IT portfolio management, Enterprise Management Associates, on the Discover Performance blog

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