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Managing Costs in IT 2009: Maximising the Value of IT Assets and Budgets Product Image

Managing Costs in IT 2009: Maximising the Value of IT Assets and Budgets

  • Published: March 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 180 Pages
  • Butler Group

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AMD
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dell Inc.
  • Entuity
  • IBM
  • Metastorm
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ANALYSIS

Introduction

The increasing financial and economic pressures that many organisations have found themselves facing recently have led to an intense pressure for IT cost savings. Organisations are no longer willing to make speculative investments in information systems without a clear understanding of the costs and measurement of the benefits. Today, a new air of realism demands that cost efficiencies must be derived from existing systems, that costs must be firmly controlled, and that new projects must add value. IT organisations are increasingly tasked to both justify their expenditure on ‘keeping the lights on’ activities and demonstrate the value they provide to the organisation. Such business-as-usual costs are not inconsiderable, usually some three times the value of the change-the-organisation spend, and hence IT management must ensure that they understand how IT costs are derived and how changes in IT utilisation can affect both unit and total IT costs. The corporate focus on IT costs is often driven by the enterprise-wide mandate to ‘do more with less’ and growing demands for compliance and governance-led transparency. Consequently, READ MORE >

Section 1: Management Summary
1.1 Management Summary

Section 2: Maximising IT Effectiveness
2.1 Report Introduction and Objectives
2.2 Managing IT in a Recession
2.3 Delivering Business Value

Section 3: Measuring and Monitoring Costs
3.1 Understanding IT Costs
3.2 Monitoring Performance
3.3 Budgeting, Accounting, and Charging
3.4 Asset Management
3.5 IT Governance

Section 4: Strategies for Reducing IT Costs
4.1 Lowering Infrastructure Costs
4.2 Effective Portfolio and Project Management
4.3 Cutting Application Development Costs
4.4 Decreasing Support Overheads
4.5 Reducing Service Delivery Costs
4.6 Economical Licensing Strategies

Section 5: Technologies for Improving IT efficiency
5.1 Infrastructure Technologies
5.2 Virtualisation
5.3 Application Modernisation
5.4 Unified Communications and Collaboration
5.5 System Management Capabilities
5.6 SOA

Section 6: Methodologies and Standards
6.1 Enterprise Architecture
6.2 COBIT
6.3 ITIL
6.4 Six Sigma
6.5 Frameworks and Approaches

Section 7: Case Studies
7.1 Case Studies

Section 8: Vendor Profiles
AMD
BT Group plc
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Citrix Systems, Inc.
Dell Inc.
Entuity
EMC Corporation
HP
IBM
Intel Corporation
Metastorm
Microsoft Corporation
Orbys
Sendmail, Inc.
Sun Microsystems
TANDBERG
VMware

Section 9: Glossary

- AMD
- BT Group plc
- Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Citrix Systems, Inc.
- Dell Inc.
- EMC Corporation
- Entuity
- HP
- IBM
- Intel Corporation
- Metastorm
- Microsoft Corporation
- Orbys
- Sendmail, Inc.
- Sun Microsystems
- TANDBERG
- VMware

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