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Eight Benefits of a Process Approach to Data Center Cost Optimization

Published: 14 October 2013

ID: G00238916

Analyst(s): Rakesh Kumar


Infrastructure and operations budgets continue to contract as a portion of the overall IT budget. I&O managers need to adopt a process-led approach to cost management. This will improve accountability and deliver better cost savings.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Distinguish Between Process Versus Project
  • Focus on Long-Term, Continuous Cost Reduction
  • Integrate Continuous Improvement Into Ongoing Management Practices
  • Implement Dashboards and Tools
  • Standardize Management of Partners
  • Establish Clear Accountability
  • Minimize Organizational Politics
  • Institutionalize Best Practices to Leverage for Future Benefits
  • Make the Communications Portal the Book of Record for All Optimization Efforts and All Contacts

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