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Three Alignments to Achieve Before Using Data Center Consolidation to Optimize Costs

Published: 31 March 2016

ID: G00301497

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio , Jay E. Pultz

Summary

IT leaders often undertake enterprise data center consolidation projects to reduce costs. Set realistic and achievable financial goals to ensure that the project is adequately funded, and establish financial management dashboards to monitor project and fiscal progress.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use Proven Financial Methodologies to Account for Costs and Savings
    • Realistic and Achievable
    • Accurate
    • Based on Valued Information Sources
  • Account Adequately for Cost of Migration
  • Monitor Financials and Communicate Financial Milestones
  • Bottom Line

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