“There is a misconception in business today that being innovative means you have to spend a lot of money. But to me, innovation and saving money goes hand in hand.” —David Gardner, PMP
a structure to better manage massive
amounts of the user base’s data, store
more bytes in a smaller space and cut
energy costs. Once the infrastructure was
in place, phase two called for transferring
the data safely and quickly.
The new data center’s next-generation
equipment required a significant up-front
investment, but it wasn’t a hard sell to the
finance team. Clearly, there was a payoff
to be had.
“There is a misconception in business
today that being innovative means you have
to spend a lot of money,” Mr. Gardner says.
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“But to me, innovation and saving money go
hand in hand.”
In this case, the servers could hold four
times as much data as the previous ones.
The project team also chose more powerful
processors and upgraded the software.