Monday, January 7, 2013

Information Technology Systems Cost Reduction - Technology Opportunities

Watch video presentation by Accenture 2009

Accenture 2009 report

Accenture in a report 2012 identified number of IT cost reduction opportunities.

Immediate cost-reduction opportunities and minimizing ongoing IT expenditures.

Prioritizing project spending

Reviewing license and procurement spending

     Software Licensing Advisers

     Most companies overspending on licenses

Reducing supplier costs through strategies including leveraging higher levels of offshoring  - 2002

     Understanding Offshoring returns and risks

Renegotiating service level agreements

Streamlining IT operations, headcount and staffing
       Streamlining client IT operations

Increasing utilization of assets to control cost drivers  such as data storage growth.
       Gartner - 10 Key actions to reduce Infrastructure and operation costs   Sep 2011

New cost opportunities keep appearing and managers have to keep looking for them.

Optimization opportunity in  IT for efficiency

Achieve greater control and alignment of IT with the business through service catalogs

Managing supply and demand through better IT asset management, IT process management and

          Organizing IT Asset management today - 2011 - CA paper

Rebuilding the IT operating model on a lower cost base

Initiatives to enable IT to do more with less

Virtualizing, consolidating, centralizing and standardizing servers, storage, databases and applications

      - accenture Page on virtualization

Consolidation and Centralization


Implementing “managed services”


Outsourcing of infrastructure and applications to eliminate fragmentation, complexity and waste
Increasing the use of cloud and SaaS

Introducing  more thin-client computing, workplace collaboration and self-service.

Re-architecting IT for efficiency

Prepare the business for opportunities that become popular and cost effective tomorrow.

Presently, the areas range from mobile application support to cloud computing services to support for personal devices,
IT organizations have to rethink their operations strategy to position themselves for
a future that is significantly more complex.

To prepare for this complexity, IT must adopt a cost-effective approach to managing PCs, mobile devices, software, the third-party supply chain, and the associated IT applications and infrastructure.
 IT must conduct a strategic analysis of the entire systems to assess applications’ readiness for transition to the cloud.

Rewrite legacy applications to facilitate greater workforce mobility, integration of employee-owned devices, unified communications (voice, data and mobile),
Employee personal devices Integration   

Use advanced sourcing strategies.

These above steps are iterative, ongoing processes through which organizations can continue to harness new levers and drive further cost reductions and efficiencies in IT.

Keep building IT-enabled business value

IT departments have to keep developing new IT applications and help the organization to provide better services to customers. Design of cost effective services has to be the objective and involving information technology industrial engineering in the IT systems design activity is the right way to ensure cost effective IT systems.

The levers are increased automation of business processes and user interactions;
user self-service;
transparent management information and key performance indicators;
and e-collaboration to boost workforce efficiency.

Lean Software Development search results for lean software - Large number of references

Dissertation of Kai Petersen - 2010 - Implementing Lean and Agile Software Development

WIPro case study


Economic Times article on Wipro

Publication: The Economic Times Mumbai; Date: Apr 14, 2011; Section: Technology; Page: 4
Toyota’s Lean Lessons for Wipro

Case Studies of IT Cost Reduction

Journal of Applied IT and Investment Management

1 comment:

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