How well are you keeping up with escalating business demands?
A recent survey of 320 European organisations not surprisingly confirmed that most critical business operations nowadays depend on IT, which creates pressure on the datacentre. Against this background, the research also found that organisations achieving superior performance in relation to IT delivery pay more attention to investment in both core IT and the facilities infrastructure; a case of chicken or egg?
When looking at many of the challenges datacentres face, some IT forecasters position ‘cloud’ as a solution, with some even going so far as to say most, if not all, IT services will ultimately be delivered in this way. Our survey paints a different picture, however. While cloud is clearly seen as a useful option in many scenarios, a majority of organisations, especially ‘Top Performers’, say that their own datacentres remain of critical importance, and expect them to be so for the foreseeable future.
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Tony is an IT operations guru. As an ex-IT manager with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his extensive vendor briefing agenda makes him one of the most well informed analysts in the industry, particularly on the diversity of solutions and approaches available to tackle key operational requirements. If you are a vendor talking about a new offering, be very careful about describing it to Tony as ‘unique’, because if it isn’t, he’ll probably know.