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Beware the IT Midlife Crisis

steve_petruno ‎06-20-2014 01:27 PM - edited ‎09-30-2015 07:04 AM

Featuring: Mike Marzullo, WW Applications Management Services Offering Manager, Hewlett Packard Company


Link to article:  Beware the IT Midlife Crisis


swarm of bees - compressed.jpgTwenty years, thirty years into a successful long-term relationship, something snaps. All of a sudden, that hot new thing that everyone’s talking about looks a lot better than the reliable, predictable world back home. In the traditional IT environment, change happens in slower, more methodical increments. To take advantage of new functionality, we moved some things from mainframe to mid-range, or from client-server to web, much like the movement through human relationships—marriage, house, kids—at a pace that fits the natural order of things.


The new style of IT is disruptive. Not only are engagements faster, but they are fundamentally different for the simple fact that IT doesn’t always maintain control over the environment. Mainframe was like shooting an arrow at a rock; mid-range was like shooting an arrow at a bear, but cloud is like shooting an arrow at a swarm of bees. It’s not an eight- or nine-year evolution—it’s a “take action now, move fast” proposition. Without proper planning, the migration could happen before anyone looks objectively at the expected results. Make sure you can hit your target.


HP’s Mike Marzullo discusses the changing IT environment with Outsourcing Center. Please take a moment to read this insightful article:


Link to article:  Beware the IT Midlife Crisis


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About Mike Marzullo


Mike Marzullo.jpgMichael Marzullo is a key architect in HP’s Next Generation Application Management Services solution. He has 18 years of experience in IT applications management, including an extensive background in service delivery, application management consulting, and solution design.

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Steve Petruno is a Product Manager for HP’s Global Oracle Services with over 24 years experience in the Information Technology industry, project Management, Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits, ERP implementations, upgrades, acquisitions and divestitures.

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