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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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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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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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 your innovation agenda?  … Continued

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vendor negotiation

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 … Continued

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