Bridging the IT Business Innovation Gap

Companies are experiencing an innovation gap

Business expectations and demands on the data centre are increasing and the impact on today’s data centres is staggering. The IT infrastructure struggles to keep up in a world of accelerating costs and declining operating budgets.

It’s the 80/20 dynamic, where 80% of the budget is to maintain the status-quo and keep IT running, while only 20% of the budget is available for innovation for the data centre and the business.

While there is a clear desire to innovate, IDC claims that 80% of annual IT budgets are consumed by maintaining existing infrastructure and services. Yet in another study, Gartner measures growth initiatives as a very top priority by CEOs.

IT infrastructure leaders often feel that they’re always in catch-up mode because it is difficult to quantify IT contributions.


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