Indeed, the historical rationale for consolidated, comprehensive schools were based on other factors: (1) economies of scale, (2) social equality, and (3) increased program offerings—these presumed benefits had outweighed the other educational attributes.
The alarming part of our research was that these large school benefits had virtually never been verified and, as we weighed large schools in the balance against small schools we found them—all three of them—to be either questionable or outright false.
Each must be staffed with computer operators, production control personnel, system administrators, facilities engineers, and other operational specialists.
Fortunately, for many firms, there is a large opportunity for cost savings: reducing the number of data centers in the organization.
Figure 1 shows the adoption trends in data center consolidation by company size.
This full version of this report investigates the benefits of data center consolidation and provides recommendations based on our findings.
Concentrating computing resources into a small number of physical locations can boost the productivity of IT assets and personnel and simplify their management.
Most organizations will realize quantifiable returns from such efforts. The full report is available at no charge for Computer Economics clients, or it may be purchased by non-clients directly from our website at https://