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

Strategic perspective

A license to cut costs and innovate

The bigger your enterprise, the harder you can fall if you overspend on software licenses or vendor penalties.

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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

CIO insight

Banco Sabadell’s better grasp on performance

Marc Griera, Control and Management Systems Manager from Banco Sabadell, discusses how HP business service management enterprise software has helped improve their performance monitoring and incident and service management. 

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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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Percentage of businesses that list reducing operating costs as their top technology objective in 2014.1

More than 2 billion

Global number of smartphones in 2014.2

More than $100 billion

Cloud spending in 2014 (a surge of 25 percent compared with 2013).3

1 "2014 State of the Network Study," Network World, January 2014
2 "Predictions 2014: Mobile Trends for Marketers," Forrester Research, January 2014
3 "IDC Predicts 2014 Will Be a Year of Escalation, Consolidation, and Innovation as the Transition to IT's ‘3rd Platform’ Accelerates," IDC, December 2013

One question

Q: Once you’ve ramped up your cloud service resources, how do you properly sunset them?

A: I like to think of cloud services as residing within a giant cube, where each service is a smaller cube made of its various resources. In the case of decommissioning, if one of the service cubes is not properly deleted, you face the risk that another service will fail the next time you add it to your cloud environment. […] You can avoid having to troubleshoot the issues that arise from improper decommissioning by always being mindful of the individual resource components that actually make the cloud service work. […] If a cloud service fails, make it a standard practice to release the resources back into the pool as quickly as possible.

— Sebastien Reister, HP Senior Cloud Architect, on the Grounded in the Cloud blog 

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