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Examine These Three Questions Before Investing $100 Million in a New Data Center

Published: 08 January 2015

ID: G00270388

Analyst(s): Rakesh Kumar


Over the next five years, the Nexus of Forces and the Internet of Things will drive a significant change in the role and personality of data centers. I&O leaders must address three essential questions before large sums of money are invested in new data center programs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine the Strategic Personality of the Data Center
    • Ability to Innovate and Be Agile
    • Level of Built-In Intelligence
    • Ability to Deal With Risk and Availability
  • Consider These Options Before Investing Any Money
  • Decide Which Financial Principles to Use in Your Decision Making

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