Optimize & Re-Negotiate Contracts

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. … Continued

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Infrastructure Optimization

An ITBM Primer Infrastructure Optimization 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 … Continued

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Cloud Migration Strategy

Cloud Migration Strategy: SPY INDEX 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 … Continued

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Smart Cloud

Smart Cloud 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 … Continued

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Migration to the Cloud

Cloud Migrations 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 migrations path, transition … Continued

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Technology Business Management

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 … Continued

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IT budget optimization

IT budget optimization You’ve armed yourself with the latest IT “power tools” –  ITSM, e.g., ServiceNow, ITBM, e.g., Apptio – and are starting to get real traction.  Better business user satisfaction, better cost transparency. All good. So what’s the next act? How can you harness these great tools to ring the cash register in 2016 and accelerate funding of … Continued

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