Hewlett-Packard is to introduce several new storage, virtualization, PC, printing and services offerings in an effort to capture a larger share of the Small and Midsize Business (SMB) market.
The move comes as the company begins consultations on cutting nearly six thousand European jobs, including 850 in the UK and Germany.
Consumer demand for data storage is expected to drive Network Attached Storage (NAS) revenues to more than USD $1.25 billion in revenues by 2011.
That’s the conclusion of ABI Research, which says the phenomenal growth of digital photography, audio, and video have focused consumers’ minds on the need for secure storage.
Optimism remains high in storage efficiency world despite recession and talks of possibly impending depression. The focus seems to be on doing more with less and optimizing on existing capacities.
Nick Broadbent, UK Managing Director of DataCore Software says:
“Virtualisation and hence consolidation has transformed all that with IT managers able to meet the business data growth needs by re-utilising external storage solutions already in their network.”
IBM is to to buy Transitive in an acquisition intended to help its customers cut costs.
Once the deal is completed, IBM is expected to move the virtualization software company’s California personnel to one of IBM’s local sites.
Research and development staff located in Manchester, UK, will remain at their current facilities.
Virtualization is the technology with the potential for having the most “significant impact” on enterprises over the next three years, according to Gartner.
Every year the analyst firm highlights the top 10 technologies and trends it predicts will be strategic for most organizations.