IT Spending encompasses a set of software and procedural techniques to monitor an organization's expenses for hardware, software, and services. This includes benchmarking and justifying the organization's IT operational and capital budgets as well as IT staffing levels by comparing them with those of organizations of similar size and industry sector.
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
University of East Anglia wished to create a “green” HPC resource, increase compute power and support research across multiple operating systems. Platform HPC increased compute power from 9 to 21.5 teraflops, cut power consumption rates and costs and provided flexible, responsive support.
This demonstration shows how an organization using IBM Platform Computing workload managers can easily and securely tap resources in the IBM SoftLayer public cloud to handle periods of peak demand and reduce total IT infrastructure costs.
It is imperative that emerging IaaS providers and MSPs gain deep insights into existing pricing models so they can attain low cost structures, increase profitability, boost competitiveness, and improve customer retention.
CIOs and other senior IT leaders have a growing responsibility to ensure that the right steps for cost savings and optimization are understood and applied. This report focuses on the clear and practical steps you can take to optimize cloud spend and get the most value for your dollar.
In a second-quarter 2014 Gigaom Research survey of 500 IT decision-makers at large U.S. companies, we identified strategic buyers as those who report using cloud resources for new business and revenue streams as opposed to those who don’t.
Download this white paper, and uncover the steps this HIT team took to manage their IT and telecommunications portfolio, translating to millions in savings on their operations budget! Discover the hidden costs of your organization’s technologies, and their massive impact on the annual IT and telecom budget.
CIOs are on a constant quest to understand what infrastructure will provide the best fit, at the lowest risk and cost. In today’s evolving data center, defining the proper use of data center assets, and how cloud-based platforms may or may not fit into the mix is critical to business success. With the abundance of cloud offerings in the market place, physical infrastructure is no longer an enterprise IT requirement. Cloud has established itself as an excellent option for infrastructure outsourcing.
IBM Platform HPC Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool offers a 3-year total cost of ownership view of your distributed computing environment and savings that you could potentially experience by using IBM Platform HPC in place of competing cluster management software.
This paper also tries to explain in simple terms some of the jargon and practices in the storage industry. It is an attempt to demystify magic marketing statements and help the buyer to make a wise and educated choice.
In this whitepaper, you'll find scenarios and economic justification that reveals total costs and expected benefits from deploying cloud services vs. reinvesting in inflexible, capital intensive on-premise systems.
Box recommends this report for any growing business or company considering an investment in enterprise content collaboration and cloud file sharing. Both let users access important content simply and securely, on any device: desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Enterprise Holdings (EHI) is the corporate parent of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car, National Car Rental and Enterprise CarShare. With annual revenues of $16.4 billion and more than 78,000 employees, EHI and its affiliates own and operate almost 1.4 million cars and trucks. This makes it the largest car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet.
A conversation in 2011 between Joel Stone, Vice President of CenturyLink’s Global Data Center Operations and John Alaimo, CenturyLink Data Center Systems Engineer, raised an interesting question: ‘How can we lower the amount we are spending on powering and cooling our data centers?’ Click here to find out how.
The data center is getting bigger and more complex and so too is the asset inventory. Every new asset has an impact on the day–to–day operations of the data center – from power consumption and problem resolution to capacity planning and change management.
According to nearly every analyst study, security is the primary inhibitor to both enterprise mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, and 17% of enterprises have already experienced a mobile breach. Yet the opportunities they present and a workforce reluctant to give up using their devices for work means taking your enterprise mobile is not something you can avoid. But you can do it safely. This white paper from Citrix provides a checklist to follow to ensure your company can embrace enterprise mobility securely.
This guide was created to offer a preliminary understanding of
Cloud computing, so that business owners and managers will
be better positioned to make the move toward Cloud services
sooner, rather than later.
The intelligent economy is here, and it is transforming IT's mandate to deliver business value to the enterprise. Businesses recognize that to remain competitive, they need to embrace a broader array of collaborative applications and create ubiquitous access to these applications at the far reaches of the globe. Ensuring IT is the "must have" resource in new revenue-generating opportunities is top of mind for all IT professionals.
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