Dell Research Reveals Top 10 IT Priorities for Midsize Enterprises in 2013

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2013-01-15 Print this article Print
Priority No. 1: Upgrade Current Infrastructure

Priority No. 1: Upgrade Current Infrastructure

Data center physical infrastructure is the foundation of IT and telecommunication networks. It is the backbone of the business, and data center infrastructure should be optimized to address security, virtualization and other priorities properly.


Midsize businesses have the same IT concerns and priorities as large corporations, but the scaling is quite different. That's because they most often work on much tighter budgets. But like large corporations, they also face the regular headaches that come with upgrading legacy hardware and software. They also are dealing with the two major sea changes in data center administration of the last few years: the explosive growth in data volumes that must be stored and responding to the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomena. This adds up to more work for IT administrators, who can use all the automation help they can get. To address their top priorities, midrange systems need to be agile and have the flexibility to scale up and down, depending on customer demand and changes in business requirements. They also face the challenge of solving short-term needs while remaining flexible enough to adapt future challenges. Dell—a company that knows the midsize market well—surveyed 2,362 midmarket executives to find out their top IT priorities for 2013. This eWEEK slide show highlights Dell's key findings.


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