Research commissioned by Scale Computing, a vendor of hyperconverged solutions, has found that there is a shift in attitudes towards corporate IT in favour of non-license based software and infrastructure systems.
The study, which surveyed 200 UK organisations, highlighted the pressure for traditional IT methods to change due to the rise of small and medium businesses driving the UK’s economic recovery.
The study was conducted by market research specialist Vanson Bourne and looked at senior IT personnel. It found that 48% of respondents think their budget is not enough, with smaller businesses often having to cut costs. 48% of companies had to focus on IT system improvements to support their growth in the UK.
Jeff Ready, CEO, Scale Computing, said: "The major IT vendors have for a long time forced enterprise solutions on small and mid-market firms and made them pay through the nose for software for too long. Today, small and mid-market businesses realise there’s an alternative, and they no longer have to pay for expensive infrastructure systems."