Discover PerformanceHP Software's community for IT leaders // March 2014
How IT leaders can better relate to the business
Author and consultant Dean Meyer discusses why better communication with the business depends on communicating—and managing your department—like a business.A different approach
Software-driven business means no more IT ‘projects’
IT consultant Damon Edwards talks about the critical mental shift IT leaders need to make to be successful in today’s marketplace.Read more
CIO 'confessions': 5 critical attributes of IT leaders
A new book profiles leading CIOs to learn how they thrive. It’s not about technology—it’s about guts.Turn the page
Inspiring top performance in the individual and team
HP leadership consultant Joshua Brusse discusses how to inspire the one for the success of the many.Lead on!
A 360-degree view is the future of Big Data
When Big Data analytics hits big, true leaders will be synthesizing a complete view of the enterprise and their marketplace.See clearly
Why speed and stability are vital, and possible
Damon Edwards, business/DevOps expert, says IT must continue to step up its game in an era in which your software and services are the face of your business.Watch now
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Percentage of IT leaders who experienced problems in recruiting staff in 2013.1
Percentage of IT leaders whose budgets decreased in 2013 (78 percent reported increased or stagnant budgets).1
Percentage of executives who cite the CIO as the primary champion of their Big Data initiatives (58 percent cited other C-suite executives, such as the CFO, COO, or CMO).2
2 “Which C-Level Executive Will Be the Big Data Champion?” Randy Bean, cio.com, November 2013
Q: What’s the biggest misconception IT leaders have about Big Data?
A: Frankly, data is not important; what is critical for enterprises is information. Often the two terms are mixed. The difference between data and information? Data is the raw content collected from a variety of places; information is what you can make from the data if you analyze it correctly. Reading tweets about your products, services, or enterprise is data, [and] understanding the sentiment they convey is information. As analytics tools improve, we will be able to understand how our environment, our ecosystem, operates—and that is what is valuable for companies.
— Christian Verstraete, HP Chief Technologist, Cloud Advisory Services, on HP Cloud Source blog