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

Management insight

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

Management insight

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

IT strategy

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

Security strategy

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

Career track

‘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?

CIO insight

Innovation drives success

HP Software’s head of innovation, Ahi Gvirtsman, discusses how innovation transforms the business.

Watch now


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 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

$695 billion

Projected global spending on devices (including PCs, tablets, mobile phones, and printers) in 2013, up 2.8 percent from 2012.3

1"Software Revenues Grew Twice as Fast in Emerging Markets as in Mature Markets in 2012," IDC, May 21, 2013
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

One question

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

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