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A license to cut costs and innovate

The bigger your enterprise, the harder you can fall if you overspend on software licenses or vendor penalties.

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IT success means maximizing your “return on risk”

With IT driving the business, CIOs need to be smart, economical risk-takers. Here’s your approach to innovation—and adding bottom-line value.

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Expert insight

The smart way to embrace risk—and make it pay off

Business advisor and Stanford lecturer David Matheson talks about how business and IT can better make bold choices pay off.

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CIO insight

Banco Sabadell’s better grasp on performance

Marc Griera, Control and Management Systems Manager from Banco Sabadell, discusses how HP business service management enterprise software has helped improve their performance monitoring and incident and service management. 

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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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Enterprise 20/20

IT Operations 20/20

How can you achieve the data center of the future?

Introduction to Enterprise 20/20

What will a successful enterprise look like in the future?

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Challenges and opportunities for the CIO of the future.

Dev Center 20/20

How will we organize development centers for the apps that will power our enterprises?

Marketing 20/20

Welcome to a new reality of split-second decisions and marketing by the numbers.

Employee 20/20

What the workforce of 2020 can expect from IT, and what IT can expect from the workforce.

Security 20/20

Preparing today for tomorrow’s threats.

Mobility 20/20

Looking toward the era when everyone — and everything — is connected.

Data Center 20/20

The innovation and revenue engine of the enterprise.

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Virtualization and cloud: Simpler, faster, better

Find out how HP customers are monitoring not only availability but performance, and collecting information to optimize utilization for virtual and cloud environments.

Discover Performance Weekly

HP Software’s Paul Muller hosts a weekly video digging into the hottest IT issues. Check out the latest episodes.

Meg Whitman: Power to deliver great apps

Meg and HP Software EVP Robert Youngjohns discuss how businesses can tap into big trends and HP innovation to deliver amazing applications that excite and engage audiences. (Oct. 1)

Operations index

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Percentage of businesses that list reducing operating costs as their top technology objective in 2014.1

More than 2 billion

Global number of smartphones in 2014.2

More than $100 billion

Cloud spending in 2014 (a surge of 25 percent compared with 2013).3

1 "2014 State of the Network Study," Network World, January 2014
2 "Predictions 2014: Mobile Trends for Marketers," Forrester Research, January 2014
3 "IDC Predicts 2014 Will Be a Year of Escalation, Consolidation, and Innovation as the Transition to IT's ‘3rd Platform’ Accelerates," IDC, December 2013
 

One question

Q: Once you’ve ramped up your cloud service resources, how do you properly sunset them?

A: I like to think of cloud services as residing within a giant cube, where each service is a smaller cube made of its various resources. In the case of decommissioning, if one of the service cubes is not properly deleted, you face the risk that another service will fail the next time you add it to your cloud environment. […] You can avoid having to troubleshoot the issues that arise from improper decommissioning by always being mindful of the individual resource components that actually make the cloud service work. […] If a cloud service fails, make it a standard practice to release the resources back into the pool as quickly as possible.

— Sebastien Reister, HP Senior Cloud Architect, on the Grounded in the Cloud blog 

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