HP Helps Organizations Break IT Innovation Gridlock

Published May 16th, 2010 - 11:24 GMT
HP today announced products, solutions and services that help organizations shift their IT spending from operations to innovation.
New research conducted on behalf of HP(1) reveals that one out of every two business executives feel their companies suffer from “innovation gridlock,” in which IT organizations are blocked from driving new business innovation because the majority of their funding is consumed by operating the current environment. More than one out of every two business and technology executives feel this gridlock is preventing their organizations from keeping up with the competition.
This gridlock also carries inherent costs. Ninety-five percent of respondents said innovation gridlock cost them lost opportunities; 93 percent indicated it cost them in terms of lost effort from resources; and 99 percent said it cost them lost time.
HP’s new offerings allow organizations to break the IT innovation gridlock by creating self-funding projects that allow transformation within current budgetary constraints and offer quick paybacks.
“Today organizations have an option to improve their time to market and capitalize on new business opportunities by breaking the innovation gridlock. This can mean a world of difference when it comes to being a market maker or a follower,” said John Hoonhout, Managing Director, HP Middle East.
HP is offering qualified clients a complimentary, hands-on HP Applications Modernization Transformation Experience session,(2) which enables organizations to experience modernization and its benefits. By retiring legacy applications and eliminating complexity in technology environments, organizations are able to self-fund their modernization journeys.
In addition, new HP Modernization Funding Options provide clients with access to capital based on the value of existing systems, helping to fund investments in new technology and innovation.(3)
Advancements to the HP Insight Control server management software suite include HP Integrated Lights-Out Advanced (iLO 3), which significantly improves system operations and efficiency throughout the server life cycle. Addressing one of the largest operational cost centers for most enterprises, iLO 3 can lower administration costs through simplified server setup, power and thermal optimization, and embedded system health monitoring.
HP also introduced additional HP ProLiant servers – the DL360 G7 and DL380 G7.¬   These servers advance traditional server economics by exponentially improving cost-efficiency while increasing performance. HP ProLiant G7 servers deliver a 20:1 or greater consolidation ratio, a 27 times performance-per-watt increase, and an industry-leading two-month return on investment.(4) After the initial payback, these servers continue to deliver savings that can be used to invest in new IT projects.
The HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) solution enables clients to architect their IT environments for change by accelerating the deployment and automated management of private and public cloud initiatives. 
With the new HP CSA solution, clients can improve efficiency, free up resources and lower the risks associated with the adoption and management of cloud services. This allows them to capitalize on new cloud-based services to quicken time to market. HP CSA is part of the company’s initiative to combine its software portfolio with consulting expertise to help clients successfully adopt and manage the entire life cycle of cloud services.

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