In today’s age of accelerated change, companies are moving lightning fast. They need to be flexible and efficient, responsive to customer and competitive demands, and make every dollar spent count. Given how quickly things are changing and the exponential growth in the amount of data that is being shared, sometimes it feels as if you need super powers to handle it all.
A number of small and midsize companies are flourishing today as they take advantage of greater insights into customer buying behaviors. In addition, they are finding innovative ways to maximize their ROI through the more efficient use of resources. Just what gave them these capabilities? Technology improvements. They’ve implemented the latest advances in collaboration, mobility, and business intelligence to surpass those who have not yet considered the impact of technology upgrades.
In the last couple of years, three distinct areas of technology enhancements have contributed to this.
Let’s look at how servers have improved in the past several years.
Today’s forward thinking companies are able to tap into the benefits offered through newer interactive applications. Dreams of these applications had to wait in the wings until servers could provide the near real-time performance required to drive them. Now, with the improvements in CPUs, memory and systems options, businesses can take advantage of:
- Videos that run smoothly and won’t hang
- Unified communications (UCC) applications such as IM and VOIP voice/video conferencing
- Business intelligence (BI) and advanced analytics applications that can quickly and efficiently analyze huge amounts of data, providing important insights into customer buying behaviors
The ability to do more in fewer steps, with less personnel and expertise, leads to greater productivity. New server management tools enhance automation, making it easy to manage, provision and respond to alerts both at headquarters and in remote offices – all contributing to your ability to do more with less. Today’s new servers provide you with the ability to:
- Reduce errors and operational risk with automated processes
- Quickly provision, with the ability to replicate profiles
- Improve efficiency with single-pane-of-glass management, managing multiple systems at once, locally or remotely
One of the most significant advances in technology offered today is the ability to virtualize resources. Virtualization contributes to the bottom line by helping you make the most of the resources you already have and simplifying your environment. With small business virtualization solutions, you can:
- Consolidate resources and improve its utilization
- Reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies
- Improve uptime with replication and failover capabilities
HPE Just Right IT super hero servers
HPE Just Right IT ProLiant Gen9 servers allow companies to run modern applications that drive business results. They give smaller businesses ways to improve productivity, become more efficient, and increase revenue. These high performing, low latency systems make collaboration applications work more smoothly, improving your workers experience and satisfaction. They help you hone a competitive edge and uncover new ways to drive revenue by powering advanced analytics. And, using virtualization, they can provide you with the flexibility you need to scale at a moment’s notice.
Take a close look at your server infrastructure and determine whether or not the systems you have in place now can help you address today’s business needs and are ready for whatever comes next. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Just Right IT small business solutions are easy to manage, reliable and affordable. With HPE Just Right IT ProLiant servers, you’ll get the features you need in products sized right for your business needs today and can help you grow into the future.
Learn more about how today’s technology-enhanced servers can help your business in Jim Rapoza’s article on the PULSE of IT “Upgrading your server infrastructure to withstand the heat of new demands”.