Optimize & Re-Negotiate Contracts

Optimize & re-negotiate contracts

100% job satisfaction in IT is rare – each day brings new headaches. At best you get the usual suspects: excessive demands from business that recall the old Queen song, ornery suppliers, understaffed teams, budget cuts, etc. At worst you have delayed deployments, outages, failed upgrades, and contentious internal politics. So why, in a world … Continued

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Infrastructure Optimization

An ITBM Primer According to ITBM leader Apptio: “Modern IT leaders use facts to collaborate on the tradeoffs needed to maximize business value. Cost-only conversations become a thing of the past.” Modern IT leaders: Manage CapEx/OpEx, Fixed/Variable, CtB/RtB, Direct/Indirect Manage cost and variance for Plan/Build and Run activities Manage IT internally with these metrics on … Continued

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Cloud Migration Strategy

HyperSource.IT! Call it app modernization as-a-service. For many enterprises it is their “last mile” to the cloud: How to assess and measure the business impact of migrating legacy, e.g., non-virtualized, distributed applications to one or more cloud deployment options. In a previous post, Bulletproof Your Core App Migration to the Cloud: An Essential Readiness Checklist, I presented a … Continued

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Reposted from 1996 Why online gaming will be the biggest casualty if ISPs prioritize packets Synopsis The debate over net neutrality1 has often focused on video as the dominant medium that made the prioritization of packets either crucial or harmful. However, video is not the offering that will suffer the most if net neutrality becomes … Continued

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A Familiar Tale I recently heard a familiar tale from the CIO of a Fortune company: “We don’t have a repeatable or accurate cost allocation model that can be used to reflect the true cost of compute services consumption back to our lines of business.  Quantifying a workload’s owner / size / scope and forecasting … Continued

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Migration to the Cloud

There is often a great deal of friction in the process of enterprise cloud adoption. For example, business decision-makers often suffer from confusion over key questions about the true cost, risk, and the total economic impact of moving their core applications to the cloud. Assessing and selecting the right cloud migration path, transition approach, operating … Continued

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Technology Business Management

To our friends at the TBM conference: This question may sound nuts.  When it comes to using software to manage costs, is IT the enterprise’s least equipped department? While I’m paraphrasing, this is indeed the point of view of a white paper by the leading technology business management (TBM) solutions provider, Apptio. In a white paper … Continued

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