IT Cost Reduction Strategies
This presentation provides an IT cost reduction model that drives IT cost saving strategies.
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Where is the fat? If HP has it right, then this article shows you the places where you can cut IT fat. Ever seen a blind man cross the road..? – or is that just Exco (The executive committee) trying to decide on the IT budget? Cost management is still a top priority. However, making meaningful cost reduction without affecting performance is easier said than done. This article discusses "a structured and pragmatic approach to zero-basing can help achieve sustainable cost ... What produces the most synergy in M&A? IT of course. Who is the red haired step child in M&A? IT of course! This paper explores the key issues that need to be addressed in post merger integration when acquirers integrate five core functions: information technology (IT), research and development (R&D), procurement, production and networks, and sales and mar... This case study demonstrates the detailed step-by-step process used by a professional services firm to optimize enterprise IT Operations. The approach is two pronged: 1) align operations with business objectives 2) optimize operations based upon a be... This series of papers provides practical guidance on managing IT costs. CIOs strive for greater efficiency but not at the cost of effectiveness. So, how does one reduce costs while increasing performance, and innovation? Read this guide! (100 pages) Cloud computing business case to justify based on return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) This cost estimating guide provides a framework, based upon best practices, that can be modified to develop, evaluate and manager IT investments' cost estimates. This presentation details a business focused cost optimization framework for the C-suite. CIOs can understand how business value drives cost management - cut fat, not muscle - and adapt this framework for their IT Organization. Excellent Read! Need a list of cost saving drivers? Read On... The pressure is on IT departments to cut costs. But if you came to me with a cost-cutting plan which includes suggestions from various IT experts of: “virtualisation, removing data duplication, WAN optimisation, installing air economisers, and using... Of late, there is a lot of emphasis on IT ROI. While this is commendable, extending this argument to convert the IT Organization into a profit center is taking it to another extreme. For example, are HR, finance, and marketing profit centers? Why no... There are few more ready means of improving earnings per share than the consolidation and rationalization of IT systems, hardware, networks and other infrastructure. In fact, this isn't about technology at all: It's a business decision with profound... This paper discusses information technology cost management (IT Cost Management) from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It discusses IT cost management frameworks, and their application in industry. This paper presents a high level overview of IT cost optimization for CIOs - cut costs without affecting innovation or business transformation. What is cost optimization? Why is it important? What is the key challenges in cost optimization? What are ... This presentation provides an IT cost reduction model that drives IT cost saving strategies. IT Executives Cutting Budgets and Consolidating Assets in 2008 Last week, we focused on revenues. This week, we look at the costs in the IT value equation.
Does IT ROI matter? According to this research, "best in class" companies measure and track IT ROI to accomplish a 93% improvement in key metrics! 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... This IT Cost optimization guide provides ideas to achieve "Rapid, Radical & Sustainable IT Cost Improvements" Why do big IT Projects fail? There are many reasons. Mismanagement, new technology and immature IT Organization are amongst them. However, the most frequent reason for large project failure is organizational dynamics or politics. This whitepaper summarizes key factors to consider in a platform cost comparison that evaluates financial costs and benefits of mainframe and distributed platforms. 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. 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!
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