Easing the pressure on IT with connected intelligence for the new style of IT

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Guest post by Katerina Peripetsakis HP Australia Software Marketing

 

When we examine just how switched on and connected online our world is today, the numbers are staggering.

 

Just every 60 seconds, this happens: 98,000 tweets, almost 700,000 Google searches, more than 168 million emails sent, 695,000 Facebook statuses updated, 600 new YouTube videos uploaded, and 70 new domains purchased.

 

That’s every 60 seconds. There are 31,536,000 seconds in a year!

 

It is official, we have reached a new phase in our digital development. Gartner tells us that “social, mobile, analytics and cloud have reached the tipping point in 2013”, and Forrester cites the implication to software and IT teams, predicting that “new application projects surge in 2013 and beyond.”

 

What does this mean for your organisation and your software teams?

 

Today’s business imperatives have remained the same over the past few years: to

  • Speed innovation
  • Accelerate services
  • Improve flexibility
  • Do more with less
  • Manage risk

One thing has changed—the pressure stakes have increased. An increasing demand on the use of technology in business models, means that more is demanded more from IT departments, and this is what we call ‘a new style of IT’.

 

This new style of IT must effectively deal with the mega trends of today. Contributing factors are the complexity and sheer range of Big Data, new Cloud computing infrastructure and the drivers around it, the massive trend toward Mobility devices and consumption, and the complex Security needed to maintain and manage all of our data securely.

 

The demands of a changing world

For IT teams, things have changed. We used to develop desktop applications in a period measured in months. Now we are pressured to deliver mobile applications in days. IT Operations used to be local and procedural. Now, it is virtual, predictive and uses self-service technologies.

 

With this pace in mind, what is the key to real time analytics on email, documents and other records? How can you best monetise transactions, social media and click-streams? How do you accelerate development cycles with a complete understanding of requirements, defects, production and user experience data?

 

HP Software believes the answer is Connected Intelligence, where we help you maximise insight and drive opportunities by connecting and analysing all of your information.

 

How HP helps you achieve choice, scale and innovation

The HP suite of tools helps you achieve your organisation’s goals. Application Delivery Management accelerates your development projects, mobility and organisational agility. HP IT Operations Management enables automation, Cloud and operations analytics. HP Autonomy delivers on all your human information analytics and governance needs.

 

Lastly, HP Vertica is your world-class Big Data solution. HP Vertica features Big Data analytics at such speed and scale that it’s become the number one choice for Facebook CIO Tim Campos.

 

This analytics trend is only set to continue. The Harvard Business Review reports that data driven decision-making leads to at least 6 percent higher profitability, and we believe this is just the tip of the iceberg as firms come to understand the power of Big Data going forward.

 

HP believes IT must shift from thinking in terms of running back office systems, and switch to thinking about IT driving revenue growth. This is how your CEO is looking at IT today – he or she wants to understand and better harness information technology just as much as you do.

 

Feel free to reach out to me in the comments section below. You can also find out more information about HP Software events in the area here.

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