How to Use IT System Integration Planning to Increase Efficiency during Mergers and Acquisitions

By using a methodical approach to IT system integration during acquisitions, Mark’s team made more accurate and informed decisions that led to greater efficiency. Over 15 years, by conducting this process again and again, and likely applying similar fact-based methodologies to other departments, the company has grown from $200 million in sales to one with $3.5 billion in sales. Discover their approach. Read more »

4 Steps to Managing Information Technology Efficiently during Divestitures

John, the CIO of a Fortune 50 company, needed to perform surgery on the organization’s systems. His task was to cut away the technology that supported two divisions slated for divestiture. While doing so, he had to ensure that technology for his organization and the buyer’s hummed along without interruption. Discover the steps he took to ensure a seamless transition. Read more »

IT Capacity Planning: The Tool You Need for Accurate Forecasts

If you are responsible for your organization’s or client’s IT capacity planning, a lot is riding on your shoulders. Overprovisioning for hardware means your company has to absorb excessive capital and operating costs. On the other hand, if your technology forecast falls short of demand, you put the user experience at risk. If you’re tired of wading through Excel spreadsheets to do IT capacity planning, find out about a tool that makes it easier. Read more »

When Should You Replace Your Servers?

Wondering when to consider server replacement.

Technological advancement, short server life-cycles and market pricing that favors replacement, all make it necessary to review your server inventory regularly and determine whether to replace some of them. Because of this reality, you need to monitor your servers around the clock with a holistic tool, then weigh the costs and benefits of buying new technology versus those of maintaining your existing inventory. By doing so, you can decrease costs and increase performance. Discover a step-by-step process for assessing and refreshing your organization’s servers. Read more »

5 Steps to IT Asset Management and Achieving Sizable Savings

Five Steps to IT Asset Management and Achieving Sizable Savings

Are you planning your 2017 IT budget?

With today’s complex IT environments, budgeting for IT asset management is a challenging task. So here is a simple step-by-step methodology to make planning easier and more successful.

It includes looking at past trends and projecting them into the future, managing your maintenance budget, finding room in your squeezed-too-tight data center for new applications, and slashing your painfully high software expenses. Find out how to do all this more easily and achieve high performance and savings. Read more »