We all know that the Canadian dollar isn’t at its best right now, affecting costs of businesses just as much as the next consumer. Much of the costs affected are operational and come from the technological equipment needed for which most of it are based in US dollars. This translates to high operational costs for business consumers whose budgets do not necessarily increase to accommodate this change.
Fortunately, there are work arounds. By optimizing your IT cost, you can stay within your budget, and successfully manage operating costs for your IT department.
The Gartner Recommendation
Gartner has advised hundreds of organizations on IT cost optimization during the past several years and they now have highlighted the Top 10 optimization ideas they frequently recommend to CIOs and IT leaders.
Create a shard-service organization for some or all IT services
Centralize, consolidate, modernize, integratre, and standardize technologies
Leverage cloud services
Increase financial transparency to better manage both supply and demand
Utilize zero-based budgeting on the right cost categories
Rationalize and standardize applications
Optimize software licensing management and ITAM capabilities
Improve procurement and sourcing capabilities
Invest in Mode 2 capabilities such as Agile and DevOps
Re-examine how end-user computing is delivered
Did you know that you could get all the benfits of an IT department for a fraction of the cost of hiring support technicians? By switching to an outsourced IT strategy for managed services, you can save a LOT. You can give us a call now and we’ll tell you how.