UK businesses failing to optimise IT assets by sharing capacity

Businesses are not sharing IT resources and as a result could be spending more on IT than necessary, according to research from Morse, the technology consultancy.

Businesses are not sharing IT resources and as a result could be spending more on IT than necessary, according to research from Morse, the technology consultancy.

The most common reasons include: individual departments refusing to relinquish control of their IT assets (52%); little perceived return on investment from sharing capacity (33%); and the process for sharing capacity being too complex (33%).

“Individual departmental purchasing and planning have led to a complex, inefficient and costly IT environment,” said Morse consultant Scott Reynolds.

When questioned further about purchasing strategies, 58% said they would let one department with urgent additional storage or server needs purchase its own devices if it came out of its own project budget.

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