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

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Your business is your software

See why enterprises are increasingly defined by software—and learn four keys to mastering a new paradigm.

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Coach your workers to win

A renewed approach to talent development is the key to higher productivity, less turnover, and a more competitive enterprise.

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Forrester: The old IT is dead

Forrester’s Glenn O’Donnell says IT leaders should change their approach in the era of user-driven IT.

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The man behind the carrier’s IT infrastructure tackles a fast-moving, more competitive landscape.

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Software defines the enterprise

HP Software evangelist Paul Muller discusses the software-defined enterprise in a smart interview on how software has become the medium through which customers experience retail, banking, and more—and what it means for enterprise IT.

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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 CIOs who see mobility as the most disruptive technology.1


Percentage of IT leaders who say their enterprise no longer treats IT exclusively as a cost center (33 percent expect their enterprise will view IT as more than a cost center by 2016). 1


The percentage of CIOs who report directly to the CEO, versus 19% answering to the CFO, and 15% to the COO. 1

1"CIO Agenda 2013," Gartner Inc., January 2013

One question

Q: Should CIOs help their CEOs to “speak geek”?

A: No! Something is bass-ackwards here. The CEO should not care (nor should the CIO, actually) what language, stack, framework they use to achieve a business function. Ruby on Rails could be a roller derby queen as far as the CEO cares. The IT “geek” world has created a Tower of Babel, and when the CEOs realize what they’ve been funding—the constant forced migrations, etc.—they’ll fire the entire bunch, from the CIO on down, and get everything as a service. CIOs had better speak “business” and not expect the CEO to speak “geek.”

—Bishop Greg, North American Sales Director, CARE Technologies, on the IT Strategy & Performance LinkedIn group

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