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Best Practices to Drive Cost and Value Optimization for Infrastructure and Operations

Published: 07 August 2014

ID: G00268872

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz


Business and IT leaders want to allocate more of IT's funding for growth and transformation. To do so means that they must reduce the IT budget that is allocated for keeping IT running. Infrastructure and operations run costs present the greatest opportunity for savings.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Form (or Reform) the Cost-Reduction Team
  • Model Your I&O Environment Using TCO
  • Estimate TCO for Each I&O Domain, Breaking Down Domain Costs as Necessary
  • Explore Cost-Saving Opportunities Within and Across I&O Domains
  • Prioritize Targets

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