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HP warns to use or lose

Middle East businesses use less than a third of current IT resources available to them, according to HP.

The vendor highlighted the lack of technology utilisation at a seminar held to discuss the next generation of IT strategies. HP said it wanted to encourage organisations to make the transition from high-cost ‘IT islands' to low-cost assets.

"Today's data centres are high-cost IT islands where systems are dedicated to specific applications or processes resulting in server and storage resources not being shared - this silo-based approach means companies continue to buy new servers while already owning massive amounts of under-utilised capacity," said Tenzing Chopathar, HP's Adaptive Infrastructure marketing manager for EMEA.

The vendor also highlighted the need for comprehensive information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions, which it said were key for companies to adopt in order to capitalise on business information.