John Iffert

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Budgeting for an IT expansion is a grappling issue for CIOs and other IT pros today. The industry dynamics for IT consumption are vastly changing, although fundamental principles and requirements remain a fact. Organizations require a dependable, scalable and cost-effective platform to run mission-critical applications. These principles have guided many organizations to rely on mid-range computing on scalable UNIX platforms. IBM's Power Systems platform has led the market in this category over the last several years and IBM's trusted Business Partners have been key in the deployment of that technology in the industry. This platform continues to be a great investment choice for our mutual customers, however, availability of resources and the costs to keep technology fresh are two of many reasons some data center managers are beginning to look at competing technologies... (more)