Two-thirds of enterprises report that improving IT efficiency is a top business priority. In addition, 68 percent of IT managers in the same Forrester Research study state that cutting costs is critical. So how does an organization improve IT efficiency and reduce spending?
This may seem like an impossible task. However, progressive IT strategies now make it possible for enterprises to align technology to support and propel business objectives — while keeping their budgets in check. We’ve broken down how in the steps that follow.
1. Take inventory
Legacy systems, complex infrastructure, and layers and layers of inefficient IT make competing with modern enterprises futile at best. Start by reviewing your business goals. Is your infrastructure capable of effectively supporting your current objectives while propelling future business goals?
2. Trim the fat
Chances are your infrastructure is more complex than it needs to be (is that server sprawl really necessary?). Assess your IT environment and eliminate outdated and ineffective solutions that drain enterprise productivity and increase operating costs.
3. Deploy an effective IT strategy
Adopt a modern infrastructure that leverages innovative technology, like hyperconvergence, to boost efficiency and reduce spending. Hyperconverged systems do this by tightly integrating compute, storage, networking, and virtualization resources into a single appliance — essentially a data center in a box. These advanced systems work like building blocks, allowing your business to increase scalability and gain high reliability.
While there are many hyperconverged options on the market, not all are created equal. At ePlus we choose to deploy the powerful appliances from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The HPE SimpliVity 380 solution, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, combines IT infrastructure and advanced data services into a single — and highly effective — solution. In fact, deploying the HPE SimpliVity 380, strengthened by Intel®, provides the opportunity to achieve 73 percent savings in TCO!
Contact ePlus today at 888-482-1122 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify for an HPE SimpliVity proof of concept.
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 Forrester Research, “IT Efficiency Begins With Effective Discovery and Dependency Mapping,” 2016.
 Forrester Research, “The Total Economic Impact™ of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure,” 2015.