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Displaying articles for: March 2012

What do real-life CIOs need to measure?

My picture2.jpgI’ve written before about what measures IT leaders should be tracking to achieve IT transformation and demonstrate increased business value. Now I want to share what I’ve learned from talking to real-life CIOs about what they want to measure and how they should be measuring themselves. My analysis is based upon interviews of a diverse group of CIOs from the following organizations: 

  • A global insurer
  • A major US insurer
  • 2 major regional banks
  • A major retail chain
  • A major oil and gas manufacturer
  • A major healthcare provider
  • A worldwide consumer goods company
Labels: IT strategy

IT leaders to share experiences at Discover Vegas 2012

Banner.GIFHP Discover, HP’s largest customer event, takes place June 4-7 in fabulous  Las Vegas.  I’ll be there and I can’t wait.  There will be more than 800 exhibits, displays, demos, sessions and hands-on labs, and those are always educational, thought-provoking and packed with useful, relevant information.  But it’s the people I meet and the stories I’m told that stay with me long after the exhibits are torn down and I’ve left the bright lights of Vegas behind. 

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Understanding DevOps vs NoOps

You can't hide from the DevOps conversations going around in the IT world today.  DevOps represents a fundamental shift in how applications are being delivered to the new 'web' via cloud, mobile and other channels. For the CIO, this shift means that their development teams not only write the code but deliver and maintain it in production as well - potentially revolutionizing go-to-market speed and agility for the organization. Lately, however, there has been a bit of a ruckus over the NoOps concept. 
Labels: DevOps| noops

Leading versus lagging indicators of IT performance

My picture2.jpgRecently, there have been some articles and a lot of blog chatter about IT Key Performance Indicators. This of course is a good thing because improved measurement and management is critical to IT organizations getting a seat at the table. A key element of this discussion has focused around the question of what is a leading indicator versus a lagging indicator per the blog posts by Eric Brown and Jerry Bishop.

Labels: IT strategy

The vision behind the HP IT Performance Suite: A conversation with Erez Yaary

erez_yaary.pngErez Yaary is the product line manager for the HP IT Performance Suite (ITPS), focusing on new and innovative ways to deliver IT software. Discover Performance asked him to talk a bit about the origins of HP ITPS and explain the thinking that led to its creation.


Could you tell us a bit about the background experience that gave rise to ITPS and the Executive Scorecard?


Dashboards and scorecards have always fascinated me as they provided a means to better see and manage operations–and IT is no exception. I come from the operations space and served as BSM Chief Functional Architect. In that position I focused on service health and operations bridge where one would consolidate operational data and give it a business context, thus managing operations from a business view. Drawing from that experience it dawned on me that in order for IT to perform better, a performance system is required, making sense out of isolated pieces of data by means of giving them business sense.

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The Top 10 Reasons to pursue an IT Performance Management Strategy

My picture2.jpgLast week, I attended two roundtable events put on by Information Week and Hewlett Packard. During the lead-in for the event, the moderator asked the attendees about the importance of performance management and the current state of IT management and measurement at their companies.

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