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    Executive index

    Percentage of enterprise and midmarket companies using infrastructure as a service (IaaS), up from 17% in 2011.1

    Percentage of senior IT execs who say they read online articles or blogs to learn about leadership strategies.2

    Percentage of senior IT execs who say they regularly read books on leadership.2

    One question

    Q: What’s the most often overlooked opportunity in cloud adoption?

    A: The chance to use this transition to reshape IT. … I’ve seen firsthand how organizations can make the transition from slow-moving DIY shops to agile business partners. How? IT needs to become hyper-focused on innovation and offload whatever distracts from this goal. And IT needs to get ruthless about sourcing. Find someone else to provide the non-differentiated services; otherwise it will be a struggle to differentiate the products the enterprise sells. ... With this approach you can increase the velocity of IT service delivery and operate efficiently, without sacrificing governance.

    — Joshua Brusse, HP’s chief architect, Asia Pacific, on the Discover Performance blog

    1 “2012 Public Cloud Computing Trends,” Enterprise Strategy Group, March 2012

    2 “Making Leadership Matter When It Drives Business Objectives,” IDG Research Services, for HP, September 2012


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