Austrian Economic Chambers Plays Vital Economic Role—and Runs on Pay-Per-Use IT
The Austrian Economic Chambers’ internal IT organization, WKO Inhouse GmbH, delivers IT services and applications such as SAP® and Microsoft® Exchange to the country’s regional chambers as well as its main Vienna locations. But when faced with mandated 30% budget reductions, WKO needed to gain cost-efficiencies—without negatively impacting the Chambers’ ability to deliver vital services to Austrian businesses.
Pay-For-Use IT for Smarter Operations
WKO upgraded its legacy HPE storage infrastructure (previously managed under a patchwork of leasing and support contracts) and servers to HPE 3PAR and HPE Synergy, building a scalable, flexible, future-proofed HPE solution. The platform leverages HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity to enable a consumption-based, pay-for-use IT model.
Uncompromising Services Support Economically Vital Operations
WKO’s new platform supports higher performance at lower cost on a smaller hardware footprint. The consumption-based framework reduces the administrative overhead that once encumbered the group’s procurement and deployment processes. Users get faster, simpler access to enterprise-grade IT hardware and support. Bottom line: the Austrian Economic Chambers can focus more effectively on the advancement and growth of Austrian industries.
Fiscal Responsibility Starting at the Top
Austria has enjoyed several years of strong economic growth, but its central bank believes a slowdown is coming. Setting a tone of prudence and fiscal sustainability, the country’s federal government is prepared, with targeted expenditure reductions of €2bn and a goal of achieving a budget surplus for the first time since 1954.