Many of us pushing our grey matter to the limit in the fast-paced Information Technology World struggle to keep the pounds from accumulating around our midsections as we spend so much of our time and energy in strategy meetings, white-board sessions and punching away at our keyboards, tablets and smartphones. Not easy to keep in Thor-like condition with all this going on.
What about our IT environments themselves? Despite our best efforts and intentions are we doing what we should to keep them toned and in peak condition?
[big_title2]Flab in the Facility[/big_title2]
If you are running your own in-house data center it can be tough to keep it in Rashard Robinson Jersey shape. With concerns over power and cooling capacities and redundancies, oversizing power and cooling infrastructure commonly leads to permanent bloat and overspend both in capital and operating expense. Pre-planning everything out for facility needs in a modular fashion ahead of time is the best way to achieve high efficiency but you really need to have pretty sizeable scale to go that route.
Even running in super-efficient colocation facilities it is very common to see extra weight and Rashard Robinson Authentic Jersey simply wasteful spend in contracts. Colocation customers concerned about not having enough to accommodate future growth all too often buy far too much up front versus negotiating flexible, scalable terms with their provider. Why pay now for something that can be contractually guaranteed in the future?
[big_title2]Belt-Busting Infrastructure Sprawl[/big_title2]
Infrastructure Management Veteran, David Feller [icon name=”linkedin” size=”18px” link=”https://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-feller/3/198/85″] knows full well the challenges of keeping the physical infrastructure from getting out of hand.
“The challenges of addressing planned and unplanned business requirements make it very easy to over purchase if you are not diligent. Faced with unclear growth requirements, building in additional infrastructure capacity is the path many businesses choose to take. It is not as simple as saying ‘take it to the CLOUD and use the scalability of that solution’. Many times business drivers and business returns make that option unavailable, and for legacy systems that are often ‘business critical’, that move is not a short term solution.”
Another decision that an organization must weigh is whether to continue with a particular hardware roadmap (vendor growth path), and what technology decisions that path requires. When and how that vendors’ changes affect your current capacity and growth strategies can contribute to premature /over purchasing of current technology. However, changing a technology direction often contains hidden costs for an organization. Neither of those additional costs are something that an IT Director or CIO wants to occur, and it highlights the criticality of technology upgrades/changes must be made as a business decision, not an IT decision.
Working with a colocation vendor and network providers to have scalable terms is the preferred method that we found for our solutions. Regardless of those terms, it is essential to have short, medium and long term roadmaps for your computing direction/facilities, and to engage the heads of business units as a partner in the decision making. If you treat this as a project, then having a business leader as the champion of the facilities project helps to ensure the alignment necessary, and the delivery of services in a cost effective Rashard Robinson Womens Jersey manner.”
[big_title2]Empty Calorie Consumption in the Networks[/big_title2]
Adam Myers [icon name=”linkedin” size=”18px” link=”https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2673408&authType=OUT_OF_NETWORK&authToken=D4ud&locale=en_US&trk=tyah2&trkInfo=tarId%3A1404240125259%2Ctas%3Aada%2Cidx%3A1-1-1″], President of TeleSource Communications, Inc. (www.telesourceinc.com) has seen all sorts of simply unfit and inefficient networks in his over 17 years of helping customers procure, implement and manage the right network solutions.
“Since we started in 1997, we continue to see waste build up in the network services marketplace. From over-purchased, under-utilized capacity, to legacy services still billing that are no longer in use by the customer or their network, excess often represents 20-30% of customer spend. Getting rid of this low-hanging fruit, is just the beginning. Once you’ve trimmed the waste, you’ll be able to focus and use resources on other areas that can produce tangible benefit to the business.”
[big_title2]Getting the right Mindset[/big_title2]
So whether it Rashard Robinson Youth Jersey is keeping those extra pounds off our own midsections or helping keep those IT environments in shape it really all starts with acceptance that there is a problem that we have the power to solve.
Having great communication and collaboration with the business units to help us understand what Rashard Robinson Kids Jersey our IT environments will need to produce is where it starts. From there making sure that all IT stakeholders understand that being efficient at all levels is going to help us get more and do more for the users we serve and ultimately ourselves.