The IT Cost Reduction Playbook
This IT Cost optimization guide provides ideas to achieve "Rapid, Radical & Sustainable IT Cost Improvements"
IT retains its position as one of the largest spend categories for large corporations, and in the process, continues to confound executives regarding the best way to effectively utilize technology to survive in today's business world, and do so in an affordable manner. With today's economic challenges, IT costs are being scrutinized to achieve immediate savings, but many also want to still establish a foundation for efficiently and cost-effectively using technology in the future. The objective of this IT Cost Reduction Playbook is to provide you with a practical, step-by-step guide for achieving rapid, radical and sustainable IT cost improvements. The tried and true approaches and techniques discussed in this Playbook are meant to provide a starting point for delivering real and sustainable IT cost improvements today in a meaningful way.
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Proving IT's Value is the Achilles heel of CIOs. There are many views and more tools but the issue persists. What now? IT Strategies fail on poor execution. Function point analysis is a tool to make better implementation decisions before money is spent on them! Good overview of the tool and approach. A Framework to calculate full life cycle total cost of ownership (TCO) of business applications. This white paper provides a primer on IT Cost Optimization - how to run IT like a lean, mean, fighting machine. It identifies areas to focus on, and the step by step process to follow for each. Excellent discussion for the CIO wants to get "the bigge... How can a CIO create value when most of the budget is spent "keeping the lights on"? Is there a way out of this dilemma? Read On... This guide to strategic planning provides an in-depth discussion on the process, roles, and responsibilities in developing and implementing a strategic plan. This process can be adapted for information technology strategic plans as well. Guide to Information Technology Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) provides a model to identify, select and fund the best IT projects. This IT Cost optimization guide provides ideas to achieve "Rapid, Radical & Sustainable IT Cost Improvements" A framework to calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a data center and network room. This paper presents a research study to evaluate six computing models using Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) framework.
A 4-year total cost of ownership (TCO) comparing cloud and on-premise business application deployment. This whitepaper summarizes key factors to consider in a platform cost comparison that evaluates financial costs and benefits of mainframe and distributed platforms. This whitepaper presents a total cost of ownership (TCO) based comparison of initial deployment costs of blade versus rack mounted servers This white paper uses the total cost of ownership (TCO) model to evaluate advanced store system software. This case study uses Total Economic Impact (TEI) to evaluate the financial impact of implementing the application streaming feature of Citrix's Presentation Server. The document shows all calculations and assumptions that go into creating this busin... This case study uses Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) to evaluate the financial impact of implementing the Sun Ray Virtual Display Terminals. The document shows all calculations and assumptions that go into creating this business case using T... This case study uses Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) to evaluate the financial impact of implementing the Virtual Queuing Solutions. The document shows all calculations and assumptions that go into creating this business case using Total Eco... This case study uses Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) to evaluate the financial impact of implementing the VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The document shows all calculations and assumptions that go into creating this business case usi... Despite good intentions, what retailers deliver is not always what shoppers want. Bringing customer insights into everyday operational decisions can help retailers close the gap. The IT function should be at the heart of an organization’s efforts to reduce the cost of conducting business. Here’s what CIOs and other business leaders should focus on. According to this study, Business Unit Heads are not concerned about IT Costs as they represent only 2-5% of their budgets. Really? A framework to calculate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Why does IT Strategy work sometimes and not others? Does IT ROI matter? Great many intelligent people are spending sleepless nights and countless dollars calculating IT ROI. The author argues that they are wasting their time and shareholder dollars! This paper presents an overview of some the more famous frameworks to measure IT's public value. The surprise here is that these frameworks can be used by "for profit" corporations as well.
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