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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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Percentage of IT leaders who implemented/adopted public cloud in 2013 (51 percent remained in the monitoring/researching stage).1

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Percentage of IT leaders who implemented/adopted private cloud in 2013 (45 percent remained in the monitoring/researching stage).1

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Percentage of growth in the tablet market in 2014 (the smartphone market will grow 12 percent). 2

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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.

— Bernard Golden, CEO of HyperStratus and author of “Virtualization for Dummies,” on cio.com

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