Harmonization of IT is one of the crucial steps in optimizing costs and efficiency. Elementary risks confront the realization of harmonization projects with large challenges, particularly at international level.
Sustainable strategies are crucial for virtualization as the next step in increasing the productivity of data centers. At the same time, virtualization brings with it a new range of tasks for IT organizations.
For IT operations, standardization and – building on that – consolidation are key elements and represent the first stages in ongoing improvement in productivity and efficiency gains.
CIOs are being confronted with crisis-related cuts to their IT budgets. One potential element among many for shifting resources is to reduce excessive demands on IT operations. If they are smart, CIOs can use the crisis as an opportunity.