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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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Reducing IT costs

The EA repository plays a major role in IT cost-reduction activities. As explained in Chapter 2, Strategic Alignment, and Chapter 3, Application Optimization, there are multiple ways to reduce costs. In recent years, IT has been under tremendous pressure to be more efficient. Many companies have conducted major cost-cutting initiatives. Some of these include:

  • Consolidating data centers
  • Increasing server utilization through virtualization
  • Increasing server to support-employee ratios
  • Reducing spending on licensed software through open source
  • Reducing spending on software maintenance
  • Reducing storage and backup costs
  • Retiring legacy applications
  • Converting wired networks to wireless networks

Some companies have reduced their IT costs by ...

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