Profiting from convergence - the view from HP

Now is the time for CIOs to consider making aggressive investments in infrastructure innovation to bring in new customers and tap new markets

Such strategies are hampered by the continued sprawl of technology silos that results in IT infrastructure which is simply too inflexible, tricky to manage, inefficient and costly. The good news is that IT is at another inflection point, with new and existing technologies coming back together to deliver new opportunities.


Convergence, the solution to IT resource sprawl, is a mega-trend - and a good predictor of tomorrow’s business infrastructures.


“Infrastructure convergence breaks down manual processes and technology silos and brings together all IT resources into adaptive pools of assets, which can be shared by many applications and managed as a service,” says Paul Kember, UK & Ireland Country Manager, HP.


“To benefit, you need to fully understand your current set-up and so release its potential. A converged infrastructure methodology means you can do that.” Converged infrastructure can deliver, for example, the ‘data centre of the future’ that matches supply of IT resources with demand for business applications. This is why vendors like HP are working to deliver maturity and assessment models that enable CIOs to scope their own blueprint for the future, one that helps eliminate silos and integrate technologies into pools of interoperable resources that flex as business needs change.


Paul Kember adds, “This is about delivering new levels of simplicity, integration and automation to accelerate the achievement of outcomes like faster time to revenue, lower costs of acquisition and implementation, reduced risk and the ability to adapt and profit from change faster.”


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