The 2010 Gartner CIO Survey revealed that CIOs are looking for both additional savings and ways to enable productivity improvements for the business. However, many CIOs will need to make step-changes to optimize the enterprise. This white paper proposes six options for IT optimization. Each option is presented in light of current economic conditions and thus places a premium on minimizing investment.
The paper begins with an emphasis on creating a blueprint for lowering costs and improving delivery. It then provides insights into the options which address such aspects as data center flexibility and optimization, using recent changes in cloud opportunities to move from a CapEx to an OpEx model, and enters into the data center buy-versus-build decision.
Given six options for optimizing the technology infrastructure, the paper presents the drivers, approach, timing and scale, security issues, economics, and benefits.