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HP Software's community for IT leaders // April 2013
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How enterprise IT can master the consumer age

IDC Chief Analyst Frank Gens describes a landscape of rapid innovation as IT leaders tackle cloud, mobility, big data and social media.

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Take your IT team mobile—for real

Gearing up IT for the mobile era is about more than technology. It’s about people, culture, and collaborating with the business.

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A vision of seamless mobility

The chief technologist of HP’s Communications, Media, and Entertainment unit talks about truly integrating with users’ mobile lifestyle.

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Mobility in 2020: Challenge of a moving target

The Enterprise 20/20 ebook forecasts the age when everyone and everything is (even more) connected.

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Bigger data, better management

CenterPoint Energy CTO Steven Pratt talks about how HP’s innovative approach to data consolidation and information management led to better operations and happier customers.

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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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Executive index

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Percentage of IT leaders who say the primary responsibility of IT is improving efficiency in business processes—followed by fixing hardware and software issues (32 percent) and improving security to mitigate potential IT-related threats (25 percent).1

45

Percentage of CIOs who viewed security as a major challenge to mobile deployments.2

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Percentage of CIOs who cited cost as a major challenge to mobile deployments.2        

1“Can the IT Department Keep Up with Exponential Growth?” Juniper Networks, December 2012
2“Mobility Disruption: A CIO Perspective,” McKinsey & Company, September 2012

One question

Q: How do you improve team performance in a changing environment?

A: After a significant change (in membership, objectives, tasks, etc.), it takes time to connect and re-establish a productive team—and team performance is determined in large part by the quality of the relationships among the people involved. … The team change curve is about group dynamics: establishing roles and responsibilities, figuring out what people are doing, establishing and questioning leadership, and so on. The key is to manage the change curve for teams: orientation, exploration, aspiration, and integration.

—Joshua Brusse, HP’s chief architect, Asia Pacific, detailing that process on our blog

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