Many computer consultants emphasize the savings that come with server consolidation and virtualization solutions. However, the recent research authorized by Hewlett-Packard shows that solutions providers should begin focusing on business problem solving.
IDC's research showed that companies are looking to servers not only as ways to save money but also as a way to solve other problems, such as offering new solutions to customers more quickly and efficiently.
Steve Fink, director of IT Consolidation Solutions at Hewlett-Packard, said, "If [solution providers] are having a cost-cutting dialog they are missing an opportunity to add new products and high-margin services in the mix."
To read the complete results of Hewlett Packard and IDC's study, read the full article (link above).
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