The ability to make joined up decisions is the biggest hurdle senior strategists face in a bid to successfully manage the performance, efficiency and resilience of their IT and network infrastructure, according to a poll for DatacenterDynamics Converged 2014.
Cost reduction, the need to deliver efficient tools and services for staff, and security and compliance are all of concern, but two-thirds of those organisations questioned believe converged decision-making is the biggest obstacle. In a landscape defined by the growing volume, velocity and variety of data, managing the infrastructure that supports data storage has become a significant and complex challenge — one that requires the cooperation of multiple parties within a business. In fact, a fifth of the survey’s respondents (22 percent) state that decisions relating to IT and network infrastructure within their own organisation require the input of between 11 and 20 people.
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George Rockett, Founder of the DCD Group, comments, “The main dilemma facing many senior strategists at present is that every decision relating to the management of data is intrinsically linked. Failure to make joined up decisions means businesses will not reap the full benefits of their investment and can’t capitalise on growth, increase energy efficiency, or improve productivity and satisfaction amongst staff.
“Many businesses understand the key aspects that make a data center successful, but too few know how to make converged decisions which make these elements work effectively in unison. Our event promises to help provide businesses with guidance on tackling this issue and highlight how to develop a world class data centre strategy.
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