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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

48

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

One question

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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