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May 2018, Vol. 17, No. 3

IoT initiatives and other emerging workloads force data center change

Transformation has been the main narrative in IT lately. With the rise of the digital economy, the connection between data and business results is stronger than ever. The competitive drive to use data more effectively to push business results, revenue and profitability has led to the popularity of newer workloads that are changing the nature of IT. These workloads include analytics, machine learning, blockchain and the internet of things. It's a wave of transformation substantially different from any we've experienced before and with serious business repercussions for those who don't adapt. The internet of things offers an excellent illustration of how emergent workloads are forcing changes in data center architectures. A quarter of IT decision-makers indicated their organizations have IoT initiatives underway, according to Enterprise Strategy Group's latest IT spending intentions data. This means a quarter of companies already have programs in place to collect data to become more operationally efficient; better monitor products...

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