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HP Software's community for IT leaders // July 2013


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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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Q: How are big companies wrestling with big data?

A: Big data may be new to much of the world, but many data-focused executives in large firms view it as something they have been wrestling with for years. Some managers appreciate the innovative nature of big data, but more find it “business as usual,” or part of a continuing evolution toward more data. However, they are still impressed by the lack of structure of the data they are now able to manage, and the opportunity/cost ratio of big data technologies.

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