Managing the Demand for IT Infrastructure

Infrastructure functions can reduce costs and improve service delivery through better demand management.

INN Breaking News, April 21, 2014

Himanshu Agarwal, Leandro Santos and Irina Starikova

The top priority in 2014 and beyond for many IT infrastructure leaders is to reduce their operational costs through efficiency gains. By doing so, they can meet tight budgets at a time of economic uncertainty and fund new investments without requiring increased budget allocations. Based on 50 discussions with Fortune Global 500 heads of infra­structure, itís clear that one key initiative to improve the cost and delivery of IT services is to adopt a more commercial-style model of interacting with internal business partners, such as application-development teams, lines of business and support services.

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