The economic downturn has raised fears of organisations being forced to cut IT costs – but troubled times can also be an opportunity for enterprising IT managers to show how innovative use of technology can deliver efficiency gains as well as reducing spending. Senior executives want IT leaders to show them how the business can save money, respond swiftly to change and uncertainty, yet still provide excellent customer service.
Emerging trends such as next-generation datacentres, server consolidation, dynamic resource allocation, shared services, and systems automation offer significant benefits. And have you tried something as simple as switching off applications to reduce your software costs? There are plenty of other ideas that might help.
This Computing web seminar, in association with Oracle, examined the technologies that can help you to cut IT costs while maintaining and even improving the service provided to the business. Our panel of experts answered your questions.