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Mar 2016 - IDC Survey - Doc # US41056515

Deployment Services for x86 Servers

Author: Rob Brothers Program Vice President, Software and Hardware Support and Deployment Services

This IDC Survey work shows that approximately 78% of enterprises use some type of deployment service (see Worldwide x86 Server Attach Rate Study, 2015, IDC #US41016815, February 2016). The reasons vary but are all sound: cost-effectiveness, vendor expertise, and less risk of outage or failure in the future. That high percentage is promising because it is IDC's belief that most enterprises today should not be in the business of IT; that is to say, an energy or a manufacturing company or most other businesses should be focusing on what they do and how they can use IT to do it better.