Discover PerformanceHP Software's community for IT leaders // September 2013
Increase success: Manage for happiness
Employers and workers alike need to figure out how to be happy, in a meaningful way—because that, says HP consultant Joshua Brusse, is the key to a new era of work.Get happy
Kill the time clock
Why flex workers will become the new reality—and how they’ll change your business (for the better).Now's the time
5 keys to mastering customer centricity
Being relevant to the business means being relevant to the customer. Here’s what gets you there.Success story
How to close the 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
‘Hallway marketing’ and the rise of the soft CIO
Author and IT consultant Dan Roberts says that, more than ever, an IT leader needs to be a people person to succeed.Selling them softly
Care and feeding of Gen Y
Senior IT consultant Tammy Hughes offers a user’s manual for managing the next generation of IT worker: the millennials.Who needs a hug?
Innovation drives success
HP Software’s head of innovation, Ahi Gvirtsman, discusses how innovation transforms the business.Watch now
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Percentage of year-over-year growth in the worldwide software market in 2012 (less than half the rate seen in 2010 and 2011).1
More than $2.1 trillion
Predicted worldwide IT spending in 2013, up 5.7% from 2012.2
Projected global spending on devices (including PCs, tablets, mobile phones, and printers) in 2013, up 2.8 percent from 2012.3
2Frank Gens, "IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3rd Platform," (Doc #238044), IDC, Nov. 29, 2012
3"Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q13 Update," (G00252578) Gartner Inc., June 26, 2013
Q: How do you initiate the conversation when the business asks for cloud?
A: Partner with business executives to assess what benefits they expect from the cloud services. … Help your business understand that delivering cloud services is only as fast as the level of automation implemented in the underlying systems and processes. In the game of IT, the winners are those who can automate and eliminate human intervention from most tasks and processes associated with the lifecycle of infrastructure, database, and applications. The lifecycle also includes alert monitoring, ticket creation, and closure.
—Michael Zuber, HP Cloud Leader, Americas, on the Grounded in the Cloud blog