Discover Performance

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


Deliver value to the user, not just to Ops

It’s a user-centric world, and until you understand underlying IT value streams, you’re going to fail.

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Upgrade your most vital skills

Value streams: Senior HP consultant Keith Macbeath details the rare skills an IT leader needs to serve the business.

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Take control of Agile

There’s one right version of Agile: yours. HP business consultant Shamim Ahmed tells you how to find it.

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CIO insight

HP’s mobile apps challenge

HP’s IT team has a huge challenge: delivering IT support for more than 300,000 employees. How do we pull it off? Mike Jennett, our senior program manager for enterprise mobility, explains.

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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 all eCommerce transactions (including daily deals, excluding travel) completed on mobile devices in 2012.1


Percentage of all eCommerce transactions (including daily deals, excluding travel) completed on mobile devices predicted for 2017.1

$90 billion

Predicted total of U.S. mobile payments by 2017, a 48 percent compound annual growth rate from the $12.8B spent in 2012.1

1“U.S. Mobile Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017," Forrester Research, January 2013

One question

Q:  IT skills gap—fact or fiction?

A: It’s a bit of both. We have outsourced roles within IT that we traditionally counted on to grow into leadership and senior skilled positions. Now we are seeing shortages for leadership roles (manager/director/vp) of development, enterprise architects, etc.  Additionally, I see job descriptions for roles that no normal human could ever fill. Employers feel that since the economy is struggling that they should hold out for the “perfect” candidate that simply doesn't exist.

—Denis Edwards, EVP & global CIO at Edelman, on the Enterprise CIO Forum

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