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The Magnificent 7: Key KPIs to help IT perform better

By Myles F. Suer, Planning and Governance, HP Software


magnificent seven.jpgWhen I was young, the cool movie to see and talk about was “The Magnificent Seven”. For those that do not remember, the movie was about seven gunslingers that help a town take on an army of bandits.


Perhaps the movie works so well because there are seven heroes. Psychologists have found that the maximum things that the human mind can think about at one time are seven. Recently, as customers have started asking me what they should measure in IT, I have come back to the notion of a “magnificent seven.” Which key performance indicators (KPIs) would be on my list to truly make IT organizations better?

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