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

IT transformation

Ops/business alignment: The next frontier

It’s time for ops to focus on its relationship with the business—and ultimate value—rather than just internal IT optimization.

Avoid the end run

Looking forward

The CIO’s 2014 cheat sheet

Experts on mobility, security, cloud, Big Data, and IT leadership tell us what should be top-of-mind in the coming year.

Starting point

IT leadership

Cloud success: It’s about the people

Consultant Dean Meyer talks about changing your org’s culture to ensure a winning cloud deployment.

People power

Strategic mindset

Structured success: Get your org ready for change

The second part of our talk with consultant Dean Meyer covers how to build an organization that's ready for rapid technological change.

Group dynamic

CIO insight

Run—don’t walk—to the cloud

Mike Pearl, U.S. cloud leader at PwC, discusses the unexpected downside of foot-dragging when it comes to cloud adoption.

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Operations index

8 million

Number of electronic devices damaged by household pets annually (estimated to be worth some $3 billion). Smartphones are the worst-hit, accounting for one-third of all devices damaged by pets.1

65 percent

Number of respondents who have implemented or are currently implementing DevOps in their organization.2

64 percent

Number of engineers who blame software quality for application failures in production (human error was a close second, at 60 percent).3

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Q: How does the proliferation of mobile workers transform the role IT ops plays in the enterprise?

A: Organizations have had to change dramatically over the last decade or so. We’ve come from a legacy of IT providing discrete systems to automate specific business functions. Now we’re in an era where, firstly, the technology is more capable and is therefore used more extensively, and secondly, the pressure from both customers and staff has dealt a fatal blow to the earlier fortress mentality for protecting the enterprise. IT has to move from a control mentality to one of accessibility and enablement—we should now be providing the conduit through which business processes are facilitated.

—Alastair Corbett, vice president and general manager of HP Software United Kingdom and Ireland, on the Discover Performance blog

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