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DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY – IT COST OPTIMIZATION STRATEGIES | BLOG 3

We have covered the top four IT cost optimization strategies in blog 1 of the series. We have also covered four near - medium term strategies in blog 2 of this series. In this blog we round out the top ten strategies by offering two medium-to-longer term focus areas along with a little guidance on how to frame the IT Cost Optimization Effort.

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Dealing with Uncertainty – IT Cost Optimization Strategies | Blog 2

In the near future, when the current health crisis subsides, all businesses will get back to a "new normal."  For many industries, it will be time to sort through a level of uncertainty.  Many companies will be developing plans to reduce IT Operating Costs to cope with the uncertainty. The Solutions II Adaptable Data Center® approach…
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Product-Centric Shift in I.T.

Many CIOs are replacing portfolios of discrete, siloed projects with product lines that enable a specific business capability. This move to product-centric organizations is something that we are hearing much more frequently from our contacts in the IT Leadership community. Here, we discuss four key factors driving the shift toward a product-centric IT operating model.…
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Edge Computing Challenges

As more computing moves to the edge, data will be processed in place. By 2023, Gartner projects more than half of enterprise data will be created and processed "outside the data center or cloud." That's up from less than 10% this year. ACM/IEEE definition*: Edge Computing is a new computing paradigm where server resources, ranging…
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Seismic Shift in Backup and Recovery?

Underneath the surface, there has always been (by my view) a tension between IT Industry Research Analysts and vendors. Some of this tension is based upon revenue as companies like Gartner, Forrester, and IDC offer independent research but also offer paid engagements/paid research for the very same vendors that are targets of the independent research.…
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