HPE hyperconverged solutions and the company’s broader view of our digital future
In today’s digital economy, every new idea and start-up can be a potential game-changer for the industry. The threats and opportunities caused by this type of disruption are just beginning–and success today doesn’t ensure success tomorrow.
All businesses must be constantly monitoring the industry for new ideas and market trends; sticking your head in the sand is never wise. Jim Keyes of Blockbuster made that mistake in 2008 when he dismissed Netflix as a threat to his business.
“I’m frankly confused by this fascination everyone has with Netflix…Netflix doesn’t really have or do anything that we can’t or don’t already do ourselves.”
Of course, Netflix was a threat–and because Blockbuster didn’t take the time to understand what their customer wanted, they were usurped by Netflix and quickly went out of business.
The author of a recent Nutanix blog questioned why HPE would pay attention to Nutanix and referenced the above quote as an example. I think this quote actually proves the exact opposite of what the blogger intended. Unlike Blockbuster, HPE takes every competitor seriously–large and small. Additionally, we are always taking the time to understand not only our customers’ needs, but where the industry is headed.
Read the entire article here, HPE hyperconverged solutions and the company’s broader view of our digital future
via the fine folks at HP Enterprise.