Economy hits the data center
John Gantz, IDC’s chief research officer, summed up the effect of the economy at IDC’s 44th annual Directions conference, “I don’t think we’ve been here before. We’re in new territory. We’re in the dark”. Clearly, there’s pressure on budget and cost control (as shown in the IDC report reference to the right). In the same breadth; however, Gantz also said “there are incredible new demands for management.”
Gantz then noted opportunities in enterprise social media, IT outsourcing, virtualization software, Internet advertising, and of particular note virtualization management software. Which has a big impact on IDC’s view of what’s happening in the data center.