What is the number one factor that will drive the IT market forward over the next decade? According to the IDC*, it is utility computing, also referred to as capacity on demand or the real-time infrastructure. This is an area of IT that will help you control costs while increasing the number and quality of services delivered. In other words, you can dynamically align your resources with the needs of the business. Embracing this type of approach could actually help keep your company's IT department from being outsourced.
The fact that information technology (IT) plays a vital role in business success is unquestionable. But with IT resource utilization at barely 15 percent, companies don't get the kind of return they should for the dollars they invest. Fred Johannessen, vice president and program executive for data center solutions at BMC Software, discusses the changing resource requirements of business and describes virtualization as an enabler of utility computing. He shares some tips, pitfalls to avoid, and what it takes to finally match your resources to the business cycle.
*Crawford Del Prete, senior Vice President of hardware and communications at IDC.
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Fred Johannessen is vice president and program executive for data center solutions at BMC Software and has been with BMC nearly 10 years, serving in a variety of executive roles.