Digital Service Efficiency

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 … Continued

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Managing IT Infrastructure

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 … Continued

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IT Capacity

Typically, the IT services buyer forecasts usage utilizing a number of factors at his/her disposal:

  • Prior contracted capacitythat 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 demandwhat 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.

 

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Managed Services Outsourcing

Rigged Managed Services RFPs Harm Vendors 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; … Continued

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Scores Will Drive Triple Bottom Line in IT, Data-Center Vendor Choice SANTA MONICA, CALIF. May 16, 2012 – RampRate Sourcing Advisors, the premier sourcing advisor for IT infrastructure and cloud computing, has integrated CSRHub’s corporate-social-responsibility scores into its proprietary SPY Index decision hub, enriching it so that IT decision makers can … Continued

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Key Cloud Migration Decisions

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Most legacy applications have implicit assumptions about operating systems, hardware, geography, latency, throughput, scalability, governance, access rights, monitoring and other aspects that must be carefully addressed before deploying to the public cloud. by Alex Veytsel, Steve Lerner and Tony Greenberg as published by Microsoft TechNet  When faced with the many opportunities afforded by a cloud … Continued

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Google Wrecks the CDN Market

CDN Wrecks

Last week Google formally launched its Page Speed Service, the latest in a long line of Content Delivery Network (CDN) services from dozens of suppliers from big and small to hit the market over the last 15 years. In the case of Google though, I see a few novel changes that could not only materially … Continued

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