image Current economic downturn confronts us with a tremendous impact and unfavorable trend on worldwide IT budget and spending as discussed in Simple Savvy Savings - 9 ideas to make anyone a Cost Cutting Hero by Tom Pisello, CEO, Alinean, Inc. More than ever companies are now looking for every opportunity to further cut costs and maintain competitiveness during these times of global economic instability. Nevertheless, the adversity also presents a very opportunity for us to accelerate and transform IT into a more mature, better managed, and highly optimized settings. And there are methodology, tools as shown below, and case studies to help us get started the processes.

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This cost savings analysis tool examines IT infrastructure and platform to identify cost savings opportunities focusing on:

  • Virtualization
  • Database Consolidation
  • Systems Management
  • Desktop Management /Standardization
  • Unified Communications
  • Collaboration

The tool generates a report with specific project recommendations that can be implemented to generate high-impact costs savings with minimal investment.The results can be refined to match specific details of the IT environment and local currency. The calculation is based on research by IDC, Forrester, WiPro and Alinean and the results include recommendations to projects which can be implemented to generate high-impact cost savings with minimal investment.

image The Optimization Self-Assessment Tool on the other hand derives optimization score, peer comparison, and value assessment for your organization. The tool generates a comprehensive report that can serve as an actionable roadmap and incentive for optimizing your IT infrastructure and platform.

Identify your goal, find out where you stand, and make an informed decision. We must start the process now.