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Stop Running the Business of IT on Spreadsheets!

January 24, 2017  |   Blogs Page,ITFM Blogs,Slideshow   |     |   0 Comment

Stop Running the Business of IT on Spreadsheets! IT Executives have over leveraged Spreadsheets to run the business of IT. Recent industry analysts research shows that IT Executives have over leveraged Spreadsheets to run the business of IT. This has caused a myopic view of costs and investments. The problem is that the labor intensiveness and the underlying complexity of Spreadsheet-based IT financial analysis has caused cost allocation methods and investment decisions to be overly complex or too simple. For example, many IT organizations are continuing to apply a single top-down allocation method for the chargeback or showback of IT costs to business units. These organizations are typically allocating IT ...

Measure “Cloud Solutions” Impact

September 09, 2013  |   COp-S Blogs,IT Strategy,Slideshow   |     |   0 Comment

Measure “Cloud Solutions” Impact How to determine the real cost and value of your Cloud Solutions. The first step to measuring the Clouds impact on IT cost is to identify the current capabilities of your IT organization. The difficulty in doing this is that most budget models are rooted in complex technology architectures and a host of other technology driven costs. Today’s C-level executives are challenged to illustrate how their strategies and methods scale to meet business objectives. When addressing Cloud Solutions this challenge becomes even more difficult, where usage and cost comparisons are necessary in order to evaluate the ...

Chargeback or Showback Benefits

June 19, 2012  |   Blog,COp-S Blogs,IT Strategy,Slideshow   |     |   0 Comment

Chargeback or Showback Benefits Provide greater IT Cost Transparency to increase customer satisfaction. The concept of IT Showback or Chargeback is to provide a deeper understanding to business units of cost and their use of IT Services. Doing this enables business unit customers to effectively fund and scale IT spending to match the velocity of business change. IT Showback and IT Chargeback are two processes used by information technology (IT) organizations to allocate and/or bill the costs associated with the demand and usage of IT provided services and capabilities (commonly called “Services”). The purpose IT Showback and Chargeback is for the IT organization to ...

Going Beyond IT Financial Spreadsheets

May 27, 2011  |   Blog,COp-S Blogs,IT Strategy,Slideshow   |     |   0 Comment

Going Beyond IT Financial Spreadsheets CIO's must move beyond using spreadsheets to manage the business of IT. Being successful today requires IT to run like a business within a business. Why? To better meet the demands for business growth and expansive use of technology to achieve this growth. Today’s CIO must go beyond using spreadsheets and ad-hoc reports to manage finances of their organization. They must successfully transform IT into a well managed, world-class service provider. Why? -- to meet head-on the demands of the changing business environment,  IT budget accountability,  and technology advancements. Fundamental changes are taking place in today’s new ...

Know Costs from IT Budget to Customer Value

Know Costs from IT Budget to Customer Value

Today’s business executives are demanding that the IT organization provide greater IT cost transparency and consumption-based metrics. Why? To better understand the true value of IT. They know that cost transparency is critical, because it enables them to intelligently manage their consumption of IT services. Read More...

It’s About the Service, Not the Server

February 04, 2011  |   Blog,IT Service Management,ITSM Blogs,Slideshow   |     |   0 Comment

It’s About the Service, Not the Server   The results of a recent McKinsey’s global survey called “IT in the New Normal” measures executives satisfaction with IT performance. This survey finds today’s CIOs and their teams in a tight spot. Many expect IT investments to grow in 2011. Recession or no recession, corporate and IT leaders continue to see a key role for IT, especially in regard to achieving efficiencies across the enterprise. The results of a recent McKinsey's "IT in the New Normal" global survey, measure executive satisfaction with corporate IT performance. This survey finds today's CIOs and their teams in a tight spot. The ...