Discover Performance

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


Get visibility in a SaaS and cloud world

Users will often hold you responsible for IT services even when they come from outside your IT department. You need to see beyond your data center.

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IT needs to speak the language of SaaS

Service-based costing provides the vocabulary that will let IT communicate its value to the business—to better manage, and compete with, outside services.

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Automation first, better cloud second

Learn what to automate before implementing the cloud—so you can make sure the cloud actually delivers later.

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Operations index

Percentage of companies using cloud services citing integration of cloud data with internal data as a concern.1

Increase of industry-focused PaaS (public cloud services platforms) by 2016. There were fewer than 100 in 2012.2

One question

Q: How do ops leaders start the move to cloud adoption?

A: In the hybrid delivery model, IT builds upon certain core competencies while allowing others to take over the rest. … In general, it makes sense to start with relatively low-value or low-risk services, or with applications that fully exploit the advantages of the cloud. This can provide an easy inroad to a hybrid delivery model. Many customers also begin with a private cloud for development and test environments until they establish a real use case where a hybrid delivery model can be developed, tested, and refined.

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

1 “2012 State of Cloud Computing Survey,” Information Week, March 2012

2 “IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3rd Platform,” IDC, December 2012 (Doc #238044)


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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