This observation is supported by recent research conducted on behalf of HP (“HP Research: The Instant-On Enterprise,” Coleman Parkes Research Ltd., October 2010):
• 80 percent of senior business and government executives in Asia Pacific believe that to better serve customers and citizens they must rapidly adapt the enterprise to meet changes in consumer expectations.
• 73 percent believe that technology is the key to business and government innovation.
• 76 percent indicated that in order to be successful, technology needs to be embedded in the business or government service.
HP sees this as an opportunity in 2011. With our new integrated solutions, HP is helping Singapore and Asia Pacific organisations reinvent their use of technology to deliver innovation at every point in the value chain within the enterprise.
This includes the services that are delivered, the mobile devices which provide the access, and the global data centres required to power the ‘Instant-On Enterprise’. The Instant-On Enterprise delivers differentiated competitive advantage, serving customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they want and need, instantly.
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, technology leaders no longer merely manage IT infrastructure, but are also tasked with innovation and crisis management. HP recognises this and proposes that they tackle the various issues on the following fronts.
Modernising applications: Recent research conducted on behalf of HP reveals that almost half of the organisations surveyed in Asia Pacific have applications more than eight years old. This aging and “bloated” applications portfolio, coupled with the challenges set by new delivery models, will require appropriate application transformation strategies to be executed. Almost 60 percent of survey respondents indicated this as a key priority project for 2011.
Shifting IT spending from operations to innovation: While rigid infrastructure and IT sprawl continue to inhibit enterprise agility, recent research from HP also further revealed disconnects between senior business and government executives and their IT counterparts, in terms of optimised infrastructure and enterprise demands.
The HP Converged Infrastructure, an architectural blueprint for the data centre of the future, is designed to close this gap between enterprise requirements and IT delivery capabilities.
Moving beyond risk reduction and compliance: A recent independent report by Forrester Research, Inc. shows that consumerisation is currently of most concern to security executives.
In order to be an Instant-On Enterprise, IT must develop integrated security approaches which protect business assets, while making them available to authorised users. HP Enterprise Security solutions will thus help businesses and governments protect data, defend resources and manage risk, while driving innovation.
Optimising information for business needs: Only 18 percent of senior business and technology executives in Asia Pacific think IT has provided them with the required information all of the time, as revealed by HP research. In 2005, mankind created 150 Exabytes of digital data. This year, we are expected to create eight times more.
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