YOUR IT SOURCING ADVISORY DOESN’T MEAN TO BE WASTING YOUR MONEY Big data is, er, big. I mean, the term itself seems to elbow its way into every conversation about every type of decision-making process. And this is a good thing. But let’s be real about something. The quality of the decisions you make won’t … ContinuedRead more
You want to migrate legacy applications to the cloud, right? To meet the needs of your enterprise, it’s become an imperative. It might sound simple, but you’ve discovered it’s not. Let’s take a look at the keys you need to consider before you pull the trigger. If only application migration was as simple as application … ContinuedRead more
Though it’s well understood you can’t manage what you don’t measure, the vast majority of enterprises don’t track the energy efficiency of their IT operations. Firms spend tens of millions of dollars on data centers and energy usage, but seldom explore meaningful ways to manage this energy spend. It gets shrugged off as “the cost … ContinuedRead more
In the IT department of a large enterprise, change is a constant. Across the entire infrastructure spectrum, constant changes in hosting, networks, telecom, content delivery and support services give your enterprise an opportunity to seize competitive advantages. However, keeping pace can be arduous. You can’t be trapped in no-bid, 10-year, full-IT outsource contracts with evergreen … ContinuedRead more
Typically, the IT services buyer forecasts usage utilizing a number of factors at his/her disposal:
- Prior contracted capacity—that is, what was signed up for in the past.
- Forecasted business objectives, along with the inherited success criteria for objective completion, that will dictate IT demand—what will IT infrastructure needs look like over the upcoming quarters relative to in-budget and market-responsive projects.
- Risk tolerances by business line that dictate Service Levels which are acceptable in fulfillment of those aforementioned objectives.
Modern IT organizations use next-generation analytics to perform scenario-based forecasts that help measure and calibrate waste based on varied capacity levels. Read on to learn more.
Rigged Managed Services RFPs Harm Suppliers and Buyers Alike As a seller of IT managed services, you may spend hundreds of hours on a quote only to find that you really had no chance because the game was rigged. It can be obvious and heavy handed: The RFP ignores your strengths, but itemizes your competitor’s advantages; … ContinuedRead more
RampRate Article from the New York Times Posted MAY 13, 2013 – Read the full article Here The trophy high-rises on Madison, Park and Fifth Avenues in Manhattan have long commanded the top prices in the country for commercial real estate, with yearly leases approaching $150 a square foot. So it is quite a Gotham-size comedown … ContinuedRead more
There’s a change in the way businesses look at energy efficiency today. From an IT conversation is becoming a business conversation. eBay is leading the way, yet RampRate continues to play a part in this massive shift by embedding that new language and metrics at higher levels in each organization we work with. Look at … ContinuedRead more
By Alex Veytsel – One of the panels I most regret missing at Data Center Dynamics annual London show last week, where our CEO spoke was a discussion of the future of data centers in 10-20 years. Fortunately I got to participate in the prep session for it in the speaker’s lounge, where brilliant folks like Ian … ContinuedRead more
Everything is about to change. Wow. A fluid market is starting to take place right before our eyes. Syzygy of software hardware and services, bundled into a piece of joy loosely labeled cloud. RampRate was founded to help companies cut IT costs, both supplier and user. For a decade, we’ve worked with hundreds of IT … ContinuedRead more