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Will The Real Utility Computing Model Please Stand Up!

  • 16 November, 2004 11:05

<p>NORTH SYDNEY, November 16th, 2004 – IDC's recent research finds only 7% of organisations in Australia intending to move towards a Utility Computing Model.</p>
<p>IDC has just released a report titled "The Allure of Utility Computing –Is there a Clear Roadmap," which researches the intentions of organisations moving to or planning to move towards a Utility Computing Model.</p>
<p>"In recent times, IDC has seen a host of vendors making Utility Computing statements and providing varied models making the landscape crowded and the market confused and ambivalent about the tradeoffs. The vendors still have to face the challenges of education and awareness of their offerings and we still do not see a unified message from all the vendors. Utility Computing is not about a stack of technology offerings and is rather the foundation upon which a business strategy of an organisation can be made more agile and efficient," said Aprajita Sharma, IDC Outsourcing and BPO Analyst.</p>
<p>The report presents suggestions to service providers and organisations about overcoming some of the barriers in the market and researches the positioning strategies and offerings of some of the key players along with a Total Cost Model competitive analysis. This cost analysis was carried out for Solution Providers, Pure Play Outsourcers and Traditional Utility Providers (Network Services Provider NSP)</p>
<p>IDC's key findings are:</p>
<p>* Migration, Integration and Vendor management are some of the big challenges when adopting the Utility Computing Model.</p>
<p>* The ease with which organisations can switch vendors with this model will make the marketplace fiercely competitive</p>
<p>It would be important for the Service Provider to also offer professional services in terms of assessing the company's readiness to adopt this model of outsourcing with a cost-benefit and impact analysis of the utility computing model as it relates to their specific situation.</p>
<p>To purchase this study, please call the IDC sales team on (61 2) 9925-5300 or email Gary Clarke on gclarke@idc.com.</p>
<p>For press enquiries please contact:
Aprajita Sharma
Market Analyst, Outsourcing and BPO
Email: asharma@idc.com
Phone: 61 2 9925 2257</p>

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