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

CIO agenda

Making the leap from CIO to CEO

IT recruiter Mark Polansky explains that the career path to a higher office in the C-suite has more to do with a CIO’s behavioral style than external barriers.

Rise above


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.

Chance to win

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.

Bold move

Enterprise 20/20

Putting real analytics into the hands of the business

Until you master all of your data, you don’t know what you’re missing. Take a peek into how HP Labs will shape the future of analytics.

Analytics for all

Business strategy

Leadership for better success

Helping your employees find fulfillment boosts your success and saves money. Six simple tips make it easy.

Path to success

CIO insight

Optimizing IT in the software-defined enterprise

DevOps guru Damon Edwards concludes his talk about making IT truly serve ever-increasing business demands. 

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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.

There are 12 questions that will require an estimated 10 minutes of your time. You'll receive a summary of your rating upon completion.

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Executive index


Percentage of CIOs who say their role is becoming more challenging (65 percent say it is becoming more rewarding).1

$2.1 trillion

Worldwide IT spending in 2014.2

5 years, 11 months

Average tenure of CIOs.1

One question

Q: What’s the biggest mistake commonly discovered after a software project is finished?

A: IT leaders make a mistake when they think that adoption matters only at implementation and shortly thereafter. In order to get the full value return from your software project, you need to consider through-life adoption and education. Industry-leading IT shops recognize the value in having an ongoing education and adoption platform. […] You can achieve massive reductions in cost and greatly accelerate the speed of your technology projects if you have a through-life adoption plan in place. If you don’t, you’ve got a skills-availability and retention problem. You’re limited to passing knowledge from father to son, so to speak, instead of having the knowledge source always there and available.

— Michael Garrett, VP and GM of Worldwide Professional Services at HP Software, on the Discover Performance blog 

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