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2015 IT Resolution 1: Get Out of the Data Center Business

2015 New Year’s resolutions for IT - #1 of 3. – Are you spending 80% of your time “keeping the lights on”, consumed with the mundane non-differentiating task of managing infrastructure (the plan-build-operate cycle)? For most businesses, managing and optimizing technology infrastructure simply does not offer any significant business value or competitive advantage.

There is a rising trend of progressive and forward-thinking IT departments outsourcing their infrastructure and other non-differentiating technology services to service providers, and re-focusing their talent on activities such as service/vendor management, business process optimization, big data, analytics and mobile productivity.

Resolve to get out of the data center business and register now.
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