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This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

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Operations index

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Percentage of respondents who expect demand for data center resources to increase in 2013 compared with last year.1

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Percentage of SMB organizations with more than five physical servers that currently leverage a public cloud computing service (compared with only 28% of those with a single host system).2

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Percentage of growth among the top five ITOM vendors, as ranked by revenue, in 2012 (compared with 7 percent growth in 2011).3

1 "Data Center Decision Time," InformationWeek, June 4, 2013
2 "SMB Usage Trends for Public Cloud Computing Services," Enterprise Strategy Group, June 13, 2013
3 "Gartner Says IT Operations and Management Software Market Grew 4.8 Percent in 2012," Gartner Inc., May 21, 2013

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Q: Is there a leading consumption model in today’s software market?

A: The IT leaders I’m talking to … are taking control of their consumption models—understanding them and realizing one size doesn’t fit all. Customers are mixing and matching [SaaS, completely on-premises, and the managed-solution route]. By making savvy, strategic decisions around consumption, they’re getting maximum flexibility, meeting their compliance goals, and achieving the most cost-effective solutions [while] minimizing staff retention and training issues. Lastly, they’re keeping those things that give them business advantage in-house.

—Michael Garrett, VP and GM of Worldwide Professional Services at HP Software, on the Discover Performance blog

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