More firms centralising IT delivery


More firms centralising IT delivery

Tash Shifrin

More than 80% of businesses are centralising IT delivery into data­centres in a bid to increase efficiency and cut costs, a survey of 100 senior IT executives has revealed.

Of those surveyed, 25% had already centralised IT delivery, with another 63% in the processes of moving or planning to do so. Only 12% had no intention of centralising, the survey by PMP Research for Computacenter Services found.

The study also highlighted moves by some firms to shift processing power from the desktop and consolidate application delivery in the datacentre. Some 17% of companies had cut desktop processing power, with a further 11% planning to do so and 18% evaluating the option.

Terry Walby, datacentre solutions director at Computacenter Services, warned that centralisation was putting huge pressure on power supplies and space in the datacentre. To mitigate the problems caused, Walby said server virtualisation was being explored by many firms, and storage virtualisation was also being taken more seriously.

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