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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.

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Percentage of best-in-class respondents that provide their employees with secure mobile remote access to their organization's network and data.1

$60 billion

Estimated spending on public and private cloud services in 2012 (representing growth of 26%).2


Percentage of organizations planning or evaluating cloud solutions. (One-third of companies already had cloud services, and 27% said they won't consider it.)3

1 "Enterprise Mobility Management Goes Global: Mobility Becomes Core IT," Aberdeen Group, July 2011
2 "IDC Predictions 2012: Competing for 2020," Frank Gens, IDC, Dec. 2011
3 "2012 State of Cloud Computing Survey," Information Week, March 2012

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Q: How do enterprises weigh the various cloud options (private, public, hybrid, managed)? Must they choose one?

A: No. I believe that a lot of that [one-kind-or-another mentality] is coming from the fact that companies have gotten to cloud from an infrastructure perspective. I think we need to turn this discussion around and look at business requirements and business functionality. How can I deliver appropriate functionality in the best way with the lowest risk, at the most affordable price?

— Christian Verstraete, HP cloud evangelist, in an Enterprise CIO Forum video.

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