SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--GlassHouse Technologies:
What: In a 2013 State of the CIO survey, 54 percent of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) stated that they hope to drive business innovation within the next five years. The problem is, technology’s rapid rate of evolution is turning IT into full-time tech support, making it difficult for CIOs to maintain the status quo, much less find the time to innovate or drive new business services.
Recognizing the need to elevate IT’s operational maturity without losing control of technology and processes, GlassHouse published an eBook that explains how managed infrastructure services help CIOs maintain influence on IT, control costs and drive new business services and applications, rather than spend time on day-day support and fire-fighting.
Why: New technology trends of today like software-defined data centers and Big Data usher in a wave of IT challenges. Skills shortages and IT resources are being consumed by basic, yet demanding day-to-day operations, rather than on projects that drive innovation and add to the business. Additionally, technology departments’ costs continue to escalate and become more unpredictable. And while traditional outsourcing offers the ability to offload IT tasks, it also leads to a loss of control of valuable assets.
However, GlassHouse’s managed infrastructure services offer CIOs the ability to recalibrate their teams and make IT an asset to their enterprises. GlassHouse provides managed services within customers’ data centers, networks and assets, without requiring data and assets be moved to a hosting or MSP’s data center – guaranteeing that CIOs get the benefits of outsourcing, while still retaining control of all applications. Companies can designate specific tasks for GlassHouse to manage in order to allow valuable staff the time to focus on more critical, business services.
Who: CIOs and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) interested in reducing CAPEX through managed services, achieving cost-predictability and retaining control of IT will benefit from this eBook.
When: GlassHouse executives are immediately available to discuss how managed infrastructure services can help CIOs achieve operational maturity, while retaining control of servers, systems and data centers.
About GlassHouse Technologies
GlassHouse guides customers through the complexities of cloud, virtualization, storage, security and workspace through vendor-independent data center infrastructure consulting and managed services. We consider the people, processes, policies and technology already in place then create a customized plan that mitigates risk, reduces cost and improves efficiency, driving business value rather than technology outcomes. We help clients evolve to a services-enabled data center model, providing on-demand, elastic services and agility, and enabling IT to focus on innovation. For more information, visit www.glasshouse.com, visit the GlassHouse blog for expert commentary on key data center issues, and follow us on Twitter @GlassHouse_Tech.