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China Summary Translation: Six Steps to Craft Your Data Center Strategy for the Digital World

Published: 04 August 2015

ID: G00290024

Analyst(s): Uko Tian , Rakesh Kumar


The Nexus of Forces, together with the Internet of Things, is creating a new digital world that requires a new type of data center. If CIOs and I&O leaders fail to develop an appropriate data center strategy to meet these changes, they will cripple business agility and competitive strength.

Table Of Contents



Six Steps to Craft Your Data Center Strategy for the Digital World

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations


  • Crafting Your Data Center Strategy for the Digital World
    • Six Steps to Crafting Your Data Center Strategy


  • Step 1. Create a Strategic Planning Team
  • Step 2. Determine the Future State
  • Step 3. Identify Key Issues
  • Step 4. Define Mission and Vision Objectives
  • Step 5. Set Strategic Goals
  • Step 6. Action Plan
  • Your Data Center Strategy

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