Most of us like have the proper tools for the job; trying to undo Phillips screws with a penknife, using your gold card to get the ice off the windscreen or using notepad to write F# is no fun. I would argue that the proper tool for running a modern Data Centre is System Center not just to save money as this report from last year’s War on Cost event by Inframon suggests..
but so that IT keeps pace with what the business demands of it.
That’s easy to say but how do you justify the expense of implementing it, I don’t mean the license costs rather the time and effort taken to adapt its potential to the needs of your business. I would liken this to investing in an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning):
I mentioned the War on Cost event earlier and General Nathan Bedford Forrest was once misquoted as saying winning a war is about getting there “fustest with the mostest”. Applying that to your career in these increasingly cloudy times I would advise you to get there fustest by learning about System Center 2012 on the Microsoft Virtual Academy or at our rapidly filling IT Camps before your peers and getting their mostest by looking out for the upcoming System Center 2012 certifications