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.
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