How do you optimize your I.T.?
You've invested heavily in your infrastructure, your apps, and your processes. But as IT advances, you can't simply abandon these investments and adopt shiny, new platforms or technologies. IT optimization is about taking your existing resources, modernizing where you can, and reducing the time and money you spend maintaining them. This newfound efficiency means you can try new things that will be the future of your business while keeping everything running today.
Innovation = necessity
Infrastructure is the foundation of your business— it makes everything work. And it requires a significant investment to change. What happens when you see demand from your customers that goes beyond your abilities?
You can’t afford to fall behind while your competitors innovate around you. According to Gartner’s 2016 IT spending research, 70% of budgets are spent maintaining the systems that keep the business running.1
1 Potter, Kurt, Sanil Solanki, and Ken McGee, Run, Grow and Transform the Business IT Spending: Approaches to Categorization and Transformation. Gartner G00308477, June 2016
Get the most out of your investment
Optimizing your existing IT gets more out of what you already have while allowing you to plan for the future. With a new and updated environment, your business can move faster and realize new benefits and ways of working. An incremental approach is easier on the budget, while still freeing up resources that can help you meet today's IT challenges.
UAE Exchange's IT infrastructure couldn't keep up with demand. They standardized on a stable, scalable platform without disrupting service to tens of thousands of customers.
BSE traded their proprietary solution from 1995 for an open one. They saw a 1,000% faster response times and reduced their cost of ownership by 90%.
6 ways you can create opportunity through optimization
Today's infrastructure platforms must be integrated, usable, and consistent across any architecture. They must also be amenable to any process. This is how (and why) many enterprises use Linux.
Consolidating or migrating workloads to an open source virtualization solution helps you unify management and create a standardized platform. This, in turn, gives you more time to answer some of your other demands.
Disparate data resources can be consolidated into an optimized, consistent software-defined source that is distributed, flexible, and highly scalable.
As you look at modernizing legacy systems, updating existing rules and workflows–or creating new ones–can help you automate more, reduce manual errors, and improve your overall efficiency.
If you can rearchitect or refresh apps to be microservice-based or modular, the components can be placed independently in containers. This approach means IT no longer needs downtime to update apps. And you gain much-needed interoperability.
Compliance isn't a nice-to-have, it's a necessity. As you modernize your software with new rules and processes, you'll be able to make compliance an integral part of your practices.
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