This paper presents a high level overview of IT cost optimization for CIOs – cut costs without affecting innovation or business transformation. What is cost optimization? Why is it important? What is the key challenges in cost optimization? What are the key principles to achieve sustainable cost reduction? It also introduces a framework for IT Cost Optimization. A good place for the CIO to start their IT Cost Optimization journey.
This paper provides the results from two total cost of ownership (TCO) based studies to make a case for migrating from mainframes to open system alternatives.