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.
Tier-1 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like HP, Dell and Lenovo are facing new competition from Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), and other companies providing “white-box” equipment based on open-source specifications. As this paper will discuss, there are more factors than initial price
In this white paper, Cloud Spectator reveals the results from a normalized comparison of performance between two cloud providers’ services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 and Internap AgileCLOUD. The analysis considered each provider’s IaaS functionality, price, and performance in typical cloud-hosted workloads.
This white paper presents and compares the effectiveness of two types of airflow containment systems (legacy and modular), the resultant impact on IT temperatures, the energy consumption and associated operational costs for the data center, and the projected return on investment (ROI) for implementing the containment systems.
This white paper will “follow the money” and show where the power is being used within your data center facility, along with the effects of changes like increasing the overall temperature within your data center.
Ballooning data growth and ever-shrinking IT budgets have combined to push higher-density disk arrays to the forefront for almost any organization contemplating investment in new backup solutions. That’s not surprising; after all, the promise of more backup capacity and performance in less data center real estate sounds irresistible to anyone seeking greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness from their existing IT infrastructure.
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.
WebEx elected to pursue a course of investigation and analysis that required a granular picture of its application-centric hardware implementations and corresponding power usage profiles. To accomplish this, WebEx decided to retool their datacenters with intelligent power strips having the ability to remotely report power consumption.
This white paper aims to help businesses understand the total value of ownership (TVO) delivered by the managed cloud by documenting and evaluating the potential impact of several key qualitative factors.
This white paper aims to help businesses address these fundamental questions, based on a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling methodology built from Rackspace’s extensive experience working with IT organizations of all sizes, in order to make an informed ROI assessment.
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.