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Is your data center ready for 2020?


Contributed by Dan Wood, Market Development Manager, HP Software




Between now and 2020 nearly one billion young people will reach adulthood and will come of age with greater levels of awareness and connectivity than ever before. The way in which businesses and governments interact with, understand and engage this next generation of leaders, workers, educators and parents needs to be radically different. At HP we’ve begun to gather thinkers and innovators from HP Labs, our business units, and the enterprise community to inform, debate and help one another pave the way for enterprise success in 2020 and beyond.


Applications are the new competitive weapon as enterprises try to deliver more engaging experiences to mobile users. Our research shows that by 2020, enterprises will need to deliver a 30x increase in the number of application refreshes compared to 2010. We see the “Enterprise App Store” emerging as a combination of in-house and cloud-sourced apps seamlessly available and IT staff becoming the finders and binders of apps that solve business problems. How prepared is your data center for this wave of application updates?


Those who can conquer information to gauge real-time sentiment and gain insight into customer location and context will further differentiate competitive offerings. And we foresee a marked shift from the reliance on internal “systems of record” toward external “systems of engagement”.  Research shows that by 2020 the digital universe will be 50x greater than in 2009. How prepared is your organization to unlock the value in Big Data?


The data center of the future holds the key to innovation and profit. There are those who say everything will go to the cloud, and others who say the traditional data center will be run solely on dumb hardware. The Enterprise 20/20 view is that the data center will play a more important role, given predicted shifts to radically smarter hardware, supported by frictionless management and IT staff transitioning to become business engineers.


Read Data Center 20/20 to learn more about these technology trends. And join our collaborative effort to shape the enterprise of tomorrow.


Ready to prepare your data center for 2020? Visit the Road to 2020 to see how HP thinks your IT enterprise needs to be preparing today.

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