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


How to turn mobile IT into business insight

As CIOs increase their strategic contribution, mobility provides a key entry point. Start with five critical moves.

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How to connect data science and IT

Some say that data science and traditional IT are like “oil and water.” But with the right approach, you can find a synergy that delivers business insights.

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Business strategy

Augmenting humans: Better business through analytics

Looking ahead, analytics won’t be something you go to for insight. It’ll come to you with answers before you’ve asked the questions.

Smarter decisions

CIO insight

Innovation: Making big risks pay off

David Matheson - image founder David Matheson joins the Discover Performance Weekly video series to discuss secrets of data-driven experimentation.

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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 should IT leaders deal with needy, high-maintenance workers?

A: I have found that three overarching principles are important, regardless of the individual approach called for in a given situation. I call these the “Three F’s.”

  • Be fair. Being unfair or treating these folks differently can open you and your organization up to legal problems later on.
  • Be frank. You need to be brutally honest without being brutal.
  • Be firm. Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated. Make sure that you have done your homework, consulted with HR and, if necessary, legal, and that you are very clear about the message you are giving them. Have a script and stick to it. Expect excuses, blaming, denial, and even tears. Stand your ground.

— Joel Dobbs, Compass Talent Management Group CEO and president, on the Discover Performance blog

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