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Research reveals unique IT management needs for midsized business

The midsize enterprise (MSE) has some unique challenges.  IT directors and CIOs at midsize companies struggle with how to manage the cost of technology and visualize the value it provides.  With smaller budgets, they need to streamline technology, improve operational efficiency, and reduce cost without jeopardizing business service availability.  They need solutions that help them simplify their IT operations.  And risk management is of paramount importance.

Last month, HP commissioned Forrester Consulting to research the use of business technology among 389 companies globally.  They interviewed and compared results between 136 large companies and 253 midsize enterprises.  Key findings of the research:

  • For IT Management, risk management is the no. 1 priority of 92 percent of the participating MSEs

  • The second highest priority for MSEs is IT service management. (ITSM ranked 4th among large enterprises participating in the survey) 

  • IT infrastructure management (including network, operations and systems management) and application quality management also are important focus areas for MSEs

Forrester concluded that monitoring systems, predicting issues proactively and controlling quality also are critical to medium-sized firms.  This week HP is announcing a new bundled solution to help MSEs manage risk and make IT more efficient and responsive. HP SiteScope Operations Manager quickly and easily verifies the status of IT operations, identifies issues and initiates corrective actions.  And the solution is specially priced for MSEs.

HP SiteScope Operations Manager is just one of several new solutions HP is announcing this week designed specifically to meet the unique needs of the midsize enterprise (1,000 to 10,000 employees.) To learn more about MSE solutions from HP, visit . There you can retrieve the entire Forrester study, download product trials, and find easy access to the HP partner community.  You’ll also find special offers and promotions.

Let us know what you think about HP Site Scope Operations Manager for MSEs.  We would like to hear from you. Respond to this blog or visit the Infrastructure & Operations forum on the HP Software & Solutions Community.

For HP Operations Center, Peter Spielvogel.

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