HP's c3000 can use "low-line" outlets (like 110 volts), and can be used in rooms with limited air conditioning. This makes it a good match for SMBs that do not have a data center or dedicated computer room. A c3000 chassis with 1GB networking and a single server costs a few thousand to deploy, according to HP. In general, factoring in all the pieces required to deploy a rack, including some of the power savings, HP blade-and-chasses solutions cost roughly 40% less than a rack solution.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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