How Can the Technology Team Reduce Costs?

How can the technology team help reduce cloud costs?Now is the time for IT leaders to rebuild and reimagine their operations.

To support financial recovery, now is the time to simplify the IT footprint and contribute to enterprise cloud cost reduction.

Here are some actionable steps you can take:

 

  1. Restart that cloud migration plan. It’s important for CIOs to simplify the IT environment to the greatest extent possible and avoid costly capital outlays by moving data center and application services to the cloud.
  2. Along with that, consider aggressive measures for application rationalization, consolidation and legacy solution decommissioning.
  3. Evaluate opportunities where technology can help influence cost control with hard returns in employee productivity, supply chain management and benefits administration.
  4. Leverage self-service and automation tools to eliminate time-consuming, manual functions/services needed to get to the cloud and get the most productivity out of the operations personnel.

Nearly all our clients face the same challenges with the cloud. They want to quickly enable new capabilities and be better able to adapt to changes, they want to identify which applications should be migrated, and they are eager to see their costs reduced with increased efficiency. Many need to transform their operations to be digitally focused and modernize, simplify and automate their technology and processes. They may need a multi-cloud approach to meet their unique business needs, but they often don’t have the expertise to effectively look at their wide application portfolio and navigate towards their target.

All of this leads to frustration and often limited progress with their cloud migration plans. In a world that is increasingly hybrid and multi-cloud, with the complexities associated with data and security, this isn’t easy. During our planning sessions with clients, we often begin by acknowledging their concerns and reassuring them that there are specific tools (some of which are already in their toolbox) and methodologies to help them navigate this complex environment and guide them on their journey to cloud.

We recommend that a good plan starts with developing a deep understanding of their full portfolio to identify opportunities to optimize, migrate and modernize. The output of this process should help determine which applications to move, evaluate the potential value of cloud enablement for each, and the roadmap to get them there.

Whether you are refreshing key hardware or software technology, migrating infrastructure or applications to the cloud or embarking on a large-scale cloud or data center migration, the first step should always include the creation of an actionable view of your environment. This will allow you to make informed migration decisions, taking into account technical and business factors, and move forward quickly with minimal friction.

Join us for a webinar where we’ll build upon a previous event on application roadmapping to discuss how to clear the path forward to full-on cloud adoption. Take 30 minutes to listen to the discussion and you’ll walk away with a clear understanding of how to use tools (some you have already invested in but are under-utilized) and tackle these important projects that will contribute to meaningful cost savings.

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