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How IT Leaders Can Improve the Data Center's Economic Value Amid Global Pressures

Published: 20 May 2013

ID: G00250604

Analyst(s): Rakesh Kumar


As IT leaders grow the data center over the next decade, they face financial and technological challenges from the global economy, Nexus of Forces and business change. Without an economic perspective of their data centers, IT leaders and data center managers will fail to help their businesses adapt.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine the Data Center's Financial Value
  • Focus on Both Financial and Cultural Value
  • Provision Enough Capacity
  • Reconcile Different Asset Values
  • Target Costs in Critical Areas
  • Make Business Growth Part of Your I&O Financial Model
  • Embrace Economic Principles

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