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HP reduces number of data centers from 85 to 6

hp logoIn the increasingly competitive IT industry, companies are always looking for ways to cut costs. Three years ago, HP embarked on a plan that is has recently completed to reduce its data center locations from 85 to 6.

No doubt a lot of system admins lost their jobs as a result of the change. HP reports it cut its IT expenditures in half from 4% to 2% of their annual budget. For a company that earned £71.4 billion ($118 billion USD) in revenue last year, that’s a lot of money. Whereas before 70% of the technology budget was used for maintaining old systems, 80% now goes towards implementing new innovations.

The tech giant is currently working with other companies to implement similar cost-cutting schemes, all of which involve HP hardware, of course. It would be great if these huge savings were passed on to customers, but I’m not holding my breath for anything.

Source | eWeek.com

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