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


How IT leaders win by serving the business

Damon Edwards says that retooling IT ops for the software-driven era isn’t about tools at all—it’s about people and processes, and understanding what IT really delivers.

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Clearing the obstacles to being a service broker

The need for SIAM—and the move of IT ops into a broker’s role—isn’t going away, notes HP consultant Markus Mueller. So why aren’t organizations embracing this role?

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HP and Virgin Media: The service relationship

Colin Miles, Virgin Media’s director of IT technical services, explains how HP helped his company move to a proactive, Agile model with vastly improved service levels.

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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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Q: What will be the biggest development in cloud computing in 2014?

A: Cloud brokerage will come into focus. The reality is that every enterprise will use multiple cloud environments delivered with heterogeneous platforms. The crucial need will be to create or obtain capabilities to manage the different cloud environments with a consistent management framework—i.e., cloud brokerage. Once IT recognizes it’s in the business of infrastructure management and not asset ownership, it will recognize the immense value it can deliver to assist developers and business users to make the best use of public cloud computing environments.

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