Gartner Research

How to Reduce IT Costs in Brazil — Now

Published: 27 July 2016

ID: G00312902

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz, Henrique Cecci, Cassio Dreyfuss

Summary

Permanent cost optimization and short-term emergency cost reduction are urgent for I&O leaders in Brazil as the country goes through a severe economic crisis. Aimed at IT issues specific to Brazil, we target ways to get fast short-term results, and develop a long-term cost optimization discipline.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Best Practices Begin at Home

Analysis

  • Establish a Tiger Team to Take Ownership and Provide Oversight to the Program
  • Review Contracts and Look for Ones That Can Be Renegotiated, Consolidated or Terminated Within 12 Months, Focusing First on Telecommunication Services, Hardware/Software Maintenance and Outsourcing Service Contracts
  • Conduct an Asset Utilization Audit on Network and Telecom Services, and on Major Hardware/Software Platforms
  • Increase Consolidation and Utilization via Server Virtualization and Network Tuning
  • Standardize I&O Solutions to Build Low-Cost Agility Capability
  • Automate IT Operational Systems Further
  • Look for New Opportunities Around Colocation, Managed Services, Cloud Providers and Edge Computing
  • Follow Gartner's Five Principles of Mature Cost Optimization

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