As server infrastructure ages and the business digitizes, IT becomes a revenue-generating product.
IDC research found that more than 50% of organizations replace their servers after five years or more. These long replacement cycles decrease employee productivity and increase both unplanned downtime and IT staff time spent on compliance and maintenance. While these indirect costs are discreet, they can accumulate quickly, negatively impacting an organization's profit and loss (P&L) statement.
Industry leaders that value their server infrastructure as a strategic asset should consider measuring it as such. Distinguishing between growth and maintenance capital puts IT expenditures in the context of the company's broader digital transformation. By framing the server replacement cycle within the context of growth capital, IT can act as a growth engine for the company.
Download this whitepaper to understand how optimal server replacement cycles reduce the direct and indirect costs of aging infrastructure.