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Break the IT maintenance vs. innovation gridlock – an executive view

We all know that achieving competitive advantage is the name of the game—it’s true in finding your way out of a traffic jam and in the highly competitive world of IT. CIOs across the globe understand that applications are at the core of their IT strategy and the key to innovation and growth. Savvy CIOs are continuously looking for ways to invest more in innovation and less on the maintenance of their IT environments.Ed Quinn headshot.jpg


The other day my colleague, Nancy Lichtle, introduced us to the first of a five part series of HP executive videos featuring our senior vice president, Kathy Garcia. I’m proud to introduce the second video of this series — Break the IT maintenance vs. innovation gridlock. In this video, HP’s vice president of Enterprise Applications Development and Management Services, Ed Quinn, discusses how businesses can gain competitive advantage by taking control of their applications portfolio to optimize costs, and ultimately drive change within the organization. Ed talks us through the many challenges that face CIOs today in figuring out how to break the IT maintenance vs. innovation gridlock and achieve the competitive edge we all seek.


Take a moment to watch this video and learn what you can do to help solve your IT gridlock issues. And stay tuned as we’ll be blogging more on this insightful executive video series in the coming days.


Looking at the time, I’d better hit the road to avoid the next commuter traffic jam. Thank goodness for innovations in IT in case I need to search for an application that can show me a competitive route around the gridlock!  Until next time, drive safely and always look for better ways to stay on top of your game!

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