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Displaying articles for: June 2012

Why measure IT performance? 5 benefits that will save IT

ITperfinfographic.JPGWith the advent of cloud services and SaaS, internal IT finds itself in competition with external providers. These providers are businesses, and they are marketing themselves to your enterprise, promising lower cost, greater agility and efficiency. How can internal IT survive, even thrive faced with these challenges?

 

To illustrate the urgency around IT performance we produced an infographic that summarizes the challenges and key benefits of performance management. We also ran a survey on this topic at HP Discover that returned some fascinating responses.

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Using balanced scorecard prove your data management and compliance strategy is working

Better Myles.jpgI’ve written several blogs now on the remarks of a major CIO about measuring IT performance. This CIO told me in order for him to achieve the business transformation and ROI that he wants from an IT toolset, it’s necessary to have a performance management system alongside that measures whether the desired business transformation is delivered. In my last post, I talked about the importance of being able to measure the benefits for automation management software. This week, I turn to a final domain, data management.

5 best practices for using SaaS

DP static banner.jpgThe latest issue of the Discover Performance newletter is full of great insights around software as a service. Enterprises are embracing SaaS to reduce costs and increase agility. But there’s a smart way to integrate SaaS into your organization. When any employee with a credit card and an Internet connection can potentially add software to your IT portfolio, there’s a real danger of SaaS sprawl.

 

Strategic SaaS sourcing starts by establishing IT procurement best practices. Create a proactive plan and consolidate solutions with our 5 steps to SaaS integration.

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How to create a performance scorecard for the domain of IT automation

Better Myles.jpgI’ve written before about the CIO whose remarks about performance management have really stayed with me. Basically, he told me that to get the business transformation and ROI that he wants from an IT toolset, it’s necessary to have a performance management system that measures the benefits that are delivered. In my last post, I talked about the importance of being able to measure the benefits of your business service management software. This week, I turn automation as a domain.

Lessons from McKesson’s IT transformation

mckesson.jpgLike many enterprises, health care giant McKesson Corporation has needed to deal with legacy infrastructure and IT systems that were not as efficient or cost effective as they should be. In a video from HP Discover, HP Software Evangelist Paul Muller talks to Andy Smith, VP of Application Hosting Services at McKesson, to find out out how the IT organization went from lagging behind external competitors to one that consistently beats their competition in price and quality.

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  • Alec Wagner is a longtime writer & editor, enterprise IT insider, and (generally) fearless digital nomad.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
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  • I'm the community manager for Discover Performance and have been a writer/editor in the technology field for several years.
  • Mike has been with HP for 30 years. Half of that time was in R&D, mainly as an architect. The other 15 years has been spent in product management, product marketing, and now, solution marketing. .
  • Paul Muller leads the global IT management evangelist team within the Software business at HP. In this role, Muller heads the team responsible for fostering HP’s participation in the IT management community, contributing to and communicating best-practice in helping IT perform better.
  • Rafael Brugnini (Rafa) serves as VP of EMEA & APJ for HP Software. Joining in 1996 and has more than 20 years of knowledge and experience linked to HP. He resides in Madrid with his wife and family, and in his spare time he enjoys windsurfing.
  • Evangelist for IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Governance and IT Portfolio Management, consulting IT organisations for Close to 15 years on principles of good governance.
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