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IT Purchase Decisions: Know Your Internal Buying Center

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IT Purchase Decisions: Know Your Internal Buying Center

It isn’t news to say that purchasing outsourced IT services can be complex. Oftentimes, enterprises can get tied up in knots while trying to create context and understanding around the many different approaches, platforms and vendors that are available to them.

However, it’s also important to realize that much of that complexity is birthed within the organization; comprehending and navigating your own internal buying center can sometimes be the most complex part of the equation. Read on to learn more.

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What's Wrong with IT Infrastructure Sourcing [Infographic]?

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What's Wrong with IT Infrastructure Sourcing [Infographic]?

When it comes to helping you make hyper-critical decisions about IT infrastructure services such as cloud, data center, and telecom contracts, every IT sourcing advisory will crunch—then present—numbers. Of course, many of the numbers will be dollar figures, but to make smart IT decisions, you need to examine many more variables.  Read on to learn more and grab our cool infographic.

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The Keys to Making Smart Decisions  About Migrating Applications to the Cloud

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The Keys to Making Smart Decisions About Migrating Applications to the Cloud

You want to migrate legacy applications to the cloud, right? To meet the needs of your enterprise, it’s become an imperative. It might sound simple, but you’ve discovered it’s not. Read more ...

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eBay Measures Energy Consumption with Digital Service Efficiency

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eBay Measures Energy Consumption with Digital Service Efficiency

Though it’s well understood you can’t manage what you don’t measure, the vast majority of enterprises don’t track the energy efficiency of their IT operations.

Firms spend tens of millions of dollars on data centers and energy usage, but seldom explore meaningful ways to manage this energy spend. It gets shrugged off as “the cost of doing business.”

To learn more about how RampRate client eBay uses Digital Service Efficiency (DSE) as a metric to measure the overall performance of its e-commerce compute infrastructure, read on ...

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7 Points of Friction in Managing IT Infrastructure Change

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7 Points of Friction in Managing IT Infrastructure Change

In the IT department of a large enterprise, change is a constant.

Managing your changing IT infrastructure needs can be filled with friction, which makes everyone’s job difficult.  Read on to learn more.

We’ve identified seven points of friction common to IT change.

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Infrastructure Optimization: What You Need to Know About Wasteful IT

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Infrastructure Optimization: What You Need to Know About Wasteful IT

Typically, the IT services buyer forecasts usage utilizing a number of factors at his/her disposal:

  • Prior contracted capacitythat is, what was signed up for in the past.
  • Forecasted business objectives, along with the inherited success criteria for objective completion, that will dictate IT demandwhat will IT infrastructure needs look like over the upcoming quarters relative to in-budget and market-responsive projects. 
  • Risk tolerances by business line that dictate Service Levels which are acceptable in fulfillment of those aforementioned objectives.

Modern IT organizations use next-generation analytics to perform scenario-based forecasts that help measure and calibrate waste based on varied capacity levels. Read on to learn more.

 

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