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HP Software's community for IT leaders // October 2012


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Applications index

Percentage of information workers who use three or more devices for work.1

Percentage of new mobile apps launched in 2015 that are expected to be based on HTML5.2

Percentage of respondents who cited the need to speed up development and delivery cycles as a top mobile concern.3

One question

Q: The business demands more innovation and agility. How does IT, and Apps in particular, really rise to that challenge?

A: Successful innovation relies on getting speed and direction right. There are two abilities that underlie effective innovation, and these in turn depend on four qualities, cutting across strategy and operations: ability to make good decisions, fast (relying on future-back planning and streamlined, monitored decision-making processes), and the ability to execute rapidly (reliant on streamlined architecture and automated execution processes). Not only are these “innovation abilities” not in conflict with value management, they are in fact supportive of it, since streamlining for increased speed also tends to reduce waste.

— Keith Macbeath, senior principal consultant with HP Software Professional Services

1 "Info Workers Using Mobile and Personal Devices for Work Will Transform Personal Tech Markets," Forrester Research Inc., February 2012

2 "IDC Predictions 2012: Competing for 2020," IDC, December 2011

3 "Quick Poll: Enterprise Mobility Trends," IDG for HP, August 2012


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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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