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Welcome to the Discover Performance blog, a resource for enterprise IT leaders who share a passion for performing better. Here you’ll find strategic insights and best practices from your peers as well as from HP’s own practitioners who help others define, measure and achieve better IT performances.

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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How one VP of Ops drives relevance through efficiency and asking tough questions

My picture2.jpgIn my last blog, you may remember that I shared my study of Vice Presidents of Operations and the starter KPIs they should be measuring themselves against. This week I would like to add onto this by sharing a discussion this week with an amazing VP of Operations—let’s call him John (“the name has been changed to protect the innocent”). John works for a world class technology company, but to be absolutely clear it is not HP.

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How the VP of IT Ops can better drive business relevance

My picture2.jpgRecently, after hearing from my peers about what they think IT Vice Presidents of Operations care about, I decided to put my undergraduate anthropology degree to good use. For those of you that don’t know, anthropology is the study of cultures and involves doing field work and often asking hard and sometimes seemingly stupid questions. In the world of IT, anthropologists would try to discover what are the common cultural traits of the IT Operations leader, these overseers of the network, servers, and help desk. What is their unique world view? And they would seek the answer to the classic of all cultural anthropology questions, “what tools and technology do they use to solve problems?” 

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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.
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