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


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Info management index

Percentage of enterprises that rated big data/analytics a critical or high priority.1

Percentage of respondents who say it is “harder” or “much harder” to research information held on their own internal systems compared to searching the Internet.2

Percentage of midmarket and large enterprises whose infrastructure-as-a-service usage involves data storage.3

One question

Q: How do you get maximum benefit from a cloud vendor?

A: The real risk here is creating the silos of solutions that have existed in the past that required so much work to integrate. I think one critical issue here is really good data management to ensure that information is consistent across cloud providers.

— John Gallant, senior VP and chief content officer, IDG Enterprise, on the Enterprise CIO Forum

1 “Quick Poll: Enterprise Mobility Trend,” IDG for HP, August 2012

2 “Big Data: Extracting Value from Your Digital Landfills,” AIIM, 2012

3 “2012 Public Cloud Computing Trends,” Enterprise Strategy Group, March 2012


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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