Catalyst 6: I need to upgrade an application and end-of-life some existing infrastructure: More common in mid-market businesses where it's possible to synchronise software and hardware refresh, converged infrastructure is often deployed at the same point as a major application upgrade is due. For example, when an organisation making a major upgrade to its sales automation, ERP or customer management platform. If the 'disruption' of a software upgrade is due, even if the underpinning infrastructure is merely close to end-of-life, many organisations will lump the two challenges into a single project. The perfect catalyst for convergence.
I'm sure CIOs will have found other 'perfect' moments for deploying converged infrastructure, and indeed the majority, faced with a growing digital universe of data to manage, see no other route as viable. I'd be interested in your thoughts on other 'catalysts' that are leading CIOs to drive convergence programmes of their own.
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