IT Management Slideshow: Inefficient Data Centers Hinder Innovation

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-04-2012
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Only 23% of respondents feel their companies are innovative.
The efficiency of an organization's data-center operations directly impacts its ability to innovate, according to a new global survey from IBM. But relatively few companies are running their data centers with optimum performance. Companies are spending more time and money keeping existing infrastructure running than they are on new projects, the research reveals. Highly efficient businesses, on the other hand, are much more likely to adopt new technology. Administrators at highly efficient businesses are also able to manage three times as many servers. In the end, these companies will be better prepared to take advantage of more advanced, cloud-based technologies while addressing challenges related to new regulations, security threats and service outages. More than 300 CIOs and other high-ranking tech leaders in seven nations took part in the research, which was conducted by IDC for IBM. For more about the complete study and paper (not available until April), click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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