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HP Software's community for IT leaders // January 2014

Expert approach

Veteran’s viewpoint

HP’s Steven Bandrowczak, the CIO who helped turn DHL around (and also ran IT for Nortel, Lenovo, Avnet, and more) talks about what it takes to be a CIO in 2014.

Master class

Looking forward

The CIO’s 2014 cheat sheet

Experts on mobility, security, cloud, Big Data, and IT leadership tell us what should be top-of-mind in the coming year.

Starting point


What a Chief Data Officer does—and why you need one

Consultant and author Peter Aiken explains why enterprises need top-level data strategists—and why it shouldn’t be the CIO’s job.

Data driven

Business insight

The battle over Big Data pits CIOs against CMOs

Can CIOs and CMOs agree on who should drive Big Data—and who should read the road map?

Bridge the gap

CIO insight

Develop IT security from the very start

IT Security Analyst Brenton Witonski explains how Acxiom automates, and collaborates, to instill real security at the application level.

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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.

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Executive index

$11.4 billion

Projected worldwide mobile advertising revenue in 2013 (up from $9.6 billion in 2012).1


Percentage of social business efforts (through 2015) that will not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership and an overemphasis on technology.2

$3.7 trillion

Projected worldwide IT spending in 2013 (up 4.2 percent from 2012’s $3.6 trillion).3

1"Forecast: Mobile Advertising, Worldwide, 2009-2016," Gartner Inc., January 2013
2 Gartner Press Release: “Gartner Says 80 Percent of Social Business Efforts Will Not Achieve Intended Benefits Through 2015,” Gartner Inc., January 2013
3 Gartner Press Release: “Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2013,” Gartner Inc., January 2013

One question

Q: What’s driving CMOs to exclude IT from their enterprises’ Big Data plans?
I’ve personally been in situations where you have a frank discussion with your CIO and say, “I know I’m not the cutest kid in the room here, but I’ve got to move. If you can’t help me, I’m going to go someplace where I can get some help.” Consequently, that means outsourcing. It might ruffle some feathers, but … [if Big Data] is a top priority and IT is overloaded, as they often are, you do have to outsource.

—Marlene Williamson, CMO of BigMachines, on the Discover Performance blog

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