IT decision makers are faced with a conundrum: how to...
continuously invest in and deliver innovative applications and services to the business...
while maintaining the traditional infrastructure on a flat or shrinking budget.
Existing legacy infrastructure often requires the vast majority of the IT budget just to keep it running. According to Computer Weekly, approximately 80% of IT expenses are spent on maintenance and support for existing infrastructure.1 That leaves very little budget remaining for driving business innovation.
The only way to free up budget dollars is by decreasing operational expenses (OpEx) for the existing IT infrastructure. By lowering OpEx, IT decision makers can reallocate funding and resources to more innovative projects.
This web book explores what it takes to reduce infrastructure OpEx by significantly improving IT efficiency—or simply, how to do more with less.
According to an article in Computerworld, a Columbia Business School professor, Rita Gunther McGrath, examined the issue of “keeping the lights on” versus delivering innovative projects. She says that companies should be spending no more than 50% of the IT budget on maintaining current systems, with the other half of the budget going toward new projects.Read the Article