Managing IT in a downturn: Beyond cost
Looking to slash your IT costs? Consider the possibility that targeted
investment might generate savings and revenues exceeding what you could save
through direct cost cutting.
Economic downturns can have a positive effect; they force companies to increase
their efficiency, cut waste, and strive to do things in smarter ways. Innovation
is the single most important condition for transforming the crisis into an
opportunity. Making technology work harder for you will pay dividends.
Do more with what you have: Migrate to
Thin Client technology. Let your over-powered servers do all the work, reducing
the need for high end, high cost PCs and higher priced licensing. Users can
connect to their desktop and applications from work, home, or on the move.
Remote working delivers a proven saving on overhead costs. Thin Client access to
your business information systems, via a secure connection, can improve
productivity - especially during those bad weather, travel inhibiting days!
Consolidate server and storage using
Virtualisation. Virtualisation technology has become an important way to reduce
data storage costs and complexity. It boosts utilisation, improves flexibility,
resiliency and system performance.
Outsource your support. Get more
intellect and higher level of expertise for your money. A quicket response time,
access to a wider range of skills, knowledge and technical guidance than you can
possibly retain in-house..
Downturns give companies a chance to
buck conventional wisdom and increase their IT investments. From our experience,
targeted investments in many areas can generate efficiencies and revenue growth
that surpass the savings from straight cost reductions.