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HP Software's community for IT leaders // July 2013

Security strategy

How to close the IT security skills gap

IT security guru Gary McGraw says bosses should insist that new developers know a thing or two about security—and then invest in teaching them even more.

Manage the risk


The care and feeding of millennials

Senior IT consultant Tammy Hughes offers a user’s manual for managing the next generation of IT worker.

Who needs a hug?

Industry Expert

Healthcare sees the value of a big data IQ

A guest article by the senior VP of healthcare analytics firm MedeAnalytics explains that mastering big data means a new focus on information that will dramatically change business outcomes.

Data checkup


Analytical CIO is a game-changer

Increasingly, a CIO’s value will come from mastering analytics for IT performance and business strategy—together.

Do the math

In depth

Rate your IT against the best

HP’s Daniel Dorr talks about his survey of 650 companies, and what CIOs can learn from the best in the field.

Stand tall


CIOs must lead as mentors, develop ‘soft skills’

A top tech headhunter says today’s IT leaders need to nurture the next wave to better serve the enterprise, and that you can't lead millennials in the same old way.

Hero time

Escape ‘The CIO Paradox’

IT talent recruiter Martha Heller discusses her new book about how CIOs win C-suite respect.

Rock vs. hard place

Trend watch

Data center 2020: Where the action will be

Enterprise 20/20 says the data center will soon be IT’s center of innovation and revenue power.

Evolve yourself

CIO insight

KPIs: Power your business intelligence

Exec Video

Andreas Hufenstuhl, a business intelligence expert at HP partner CSC, talks about managing business processes with the HP Executive Scorecard.

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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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Executive index


Percentage of organizations that will have a “chief digital officer” by 2015.1

$296 billion

Predicted worldwide enterprise software spending in 2013, a 6.4 percent increase from 2012.2


Percentage of IT workers who feel lack of financial resources is the biggest roadblock to IT enabling business growth.3

One question

Q: How do you best prioritize new initiatives?

A: Clearly, value versus risk is a valuable methodology to consider. However, [first] you need to evaluate the alignment with business strategy and requirements. … Find the three to six capabilities that give your business—as Booz and Company likes to say—its “right to win.” ... Look for where the business depends on IT to provide the ability to reliably, consistently achieve a distinctive business outcome, or where automation could help the business deliver even more distinctive business outcomes.

—Myles Suer, senior manager for IT Performance Management at HP, on the Enterprise CIO Forum

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