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Do the Right Thing: Prioritize IT Infrastructure Effectiveness Over Efficiency

Published: 17 July 2017

ID: G00336147

Analyst(s): Henrique Cecci


Running the right workload on the right infrastructure at the right time is more important than the efficiency of the systems themselves. In an era of cloud, colocation and edge computing, I&O leaders should prioritize effectiveness over efficiency to deliver an effective overall IT infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prioritize Effectiveness Over Efficiency
    • Quadrant I — Low Effectiveness; Low Efficiency
    • Quadrant II — Low Effectiveness; High Efficiency
    • Quadrant III — High Effectiveness; Low Efficiency
    • Quadrant IV — High Effectiveness; High Efficiency
  • Deliver an Effective IT Infrastructure
  • Establish a Strong I&O Team

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