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Optimizing I&O Costs in China, 2016

Published: 19 May 2016

ID: G00302449

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz, Kevin Ji


The outlook for the Chinese economy has grown increasingly uncertain — leading to further pressure to control IT expenses (and especially in I&O) in China more tightly. By following our best practices, I&O leaders in China are likely to reduce their I&O expenses by about 15% within three years.

Table Of Contents



  • Defer Key Initiatives That Offer Only Modest Modernization or Provide Nice-to-Haves
  • Increase Utilization via Server Virtualization and Network Tuning
  • Standardize I&O Solutions to Build Low-Cost Agility Capability
  • Automate IT Operational Systems Further
  • Focus More on Real Business Needs, and Not Solely on Availability

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