A number of recent surveys indicate that cloud costs are becoming a major
concern for businesses, many of whom have found cloud computing to be
more expensive than they thought. The surveys align with Gartner’s 2017
prediction that “through 2020, 80% of businesses will overshoot their cloud
infrastructure as a service (IaaS) budgets due to a lack of cost optimization
This could be due to a lack of understanding about cloud pricing, or a lack
of knowledge about the full range of measures that can be taken to reduce
cloud costs. The one area in which businesses are struggling to control
costs more than any other is the hybrid cloud. Analysts attribute hybrid
cloud overspend to the complexity of operating a private or public cloud in
conjunction with an on-premises infrastructure.
Businesses using VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS don’t experience as much
operational complexity in their hybrid environments, but they can still be
guilty of overspending.
This eBook will offer 6 Ways to
To out-innovate and out-pace their competition, organizations must be on a consistent path to keep their infrastructure
modern. IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting
applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. In fact, respondents to ESG’s ongoing research consistently
cite cost reduction as one of the top business drivers affecting their IT spending. When asked in a research survey how
their organizations intended to contain costs in 2017, 27% of respondents said that they would be purchasing new
technologies with better ROI.
This report examines the strategic actions being taken by companies to enable the expense report that writes itself. It covers what is being done and how it affects the overall ability of companies to create the effortless expense report.
Design your data center to be agile, automated, secure—and reduce TCO by as much as 25%.
• Stay agile through automation
• Increase security without increasing spending
• Simplify and streamline through a common OS
As travel and expense (T&E) management solutions have improved, the expectations of the end user are higher than ever before. Business travellers want a seamless experience and you want better visibility, increased compliance, and reduced spend.
Our research identified two types of people – Leaders and Followers. Leaders have most of their spending under management, have increased compliance to company policies and approve expense reports more quickly. Followers are lagging behind.
Most organizations use public cloud to reduce costs, but end up spending way more than they expected.
Google Cloud Platform is growing at a staggering rate for the business benefits and its rich features around Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Containers. However, it’s important to keep a tab on your spend while maximizing your cloud benefits.
Reducing spend in GCP doesn’t need to be a process of trial and error -- there are proven ways to save money in your GCP environment without negatively impacting desired outcomes.
Read this eBook to learn the 8 different ways to reduce your spend, including:
-Terminating Zombie Assets
-Deleting Unattached Persistent Disk
-Rightsizing Compute Engine VMs
Download to learn and practice these techniques to reduce spend in GCP.
Cloud-based systems reduce the effort needed for ongoing support, cloud users are able to devote a higher percentage of their IT spending to new initiatives. The cost savings, combined with strategic benefits in speed, scalability, and agility, argue in favor of organizations moving aggressively to the cloud.
While the cost of care is increasing, hospitals and health systems are scrambling to cut operational costs without sacrificing quality of care. Download this case study to see how one health system used IBM ActionOI to help reduce wasteful spending, inpatient length of stay, and lower labor costs.
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Published Date: Jun 14, 2016
How much does your organization know about the software vulnerabilities that put data and users at risk? Chances are it is less than you think. Software vulnerability management can significantly reduce enterprise risk, and this paper offers a risk reduction plan, demonstrates why vulnerability management is important today, and offers eye-opening statistics as to the nature and breadth of the issue.
It is not surprising that keeping data secure and keeping users safe continues to challenge organizations of every size and type. There has been an explosion in the number of applications used to conduct business in recent years. This multidimensional expansion includes continued growth in mobile devices and enterprise application spending exposing new attack surfaces that malware can prey upon.
Companies have rapidly adopted server virtualization over the past few years, but there are big differences in their use of the technology. Most companies are able to reduce server hardware spending, but many don't realize an ongoing reduction in management costs.
The short answer is, closer than you might think. This report investigates business pressures and capabilities leading to "write itself" expense reporting. Discover how far along your business is to effortless expense reporting, and learn the key steps your organization can take to get there.
It’s time to rethink the role of primary care in your health benefit strategy.
Employers have invested in countless initiatives to reduce spending and improve employee health outcomes. While these programs have varying degrees of success, employers are looking for new solutions that can have substantial long-term impact.
Done the right way, primary care is uniquely positioned to be one of the strongest long-term solutions for employers. The proof is in the numbers: when patients have better access to primary care, the total cost of care is reduced by 4 to 5%. Our comprehensive eBook will show you how to lower health costs and improve employee health outcomes.
The guide covers:
The current healthcare landscape’s impact on employers
The five key attributes of high performance primary care
How to make a business case for prioritizing primary care
Questions to ask when evaluating vendors
While simple fixes may cost a few thousand dollars, lost revenue from equipment failures can run into the millions of dollars in lost productivity and replacement costs. There can be longer-term impacts, too, if the downtime inhibits a manufacturer’s ability to meet customer needs.
That’s why it is important for companies to think about lubrication and equipment maintenance holistically, recognizing that short term cost savings may be leading to bigger, preventable expenses over the long term.
Cheaper oil, for example, may save money initially, but it requires more frequent changes and provides less protection to the equipment, which could shorten component life. For many companies, the short-term savings simply aren’t worth the longterm cost risk. “Some companies don’t realize that they may be able to reduce their overall maintenance costs significantly by spending more up front on better quality lubricants,” Saffell says. “Their equipment may last longer and they are likely to see
If you’re like most of the businesses we speak to, you’re looking to do things like streamline your processes, reduce risk and control costs. Maybe you’re spending too much time on payroll, or you’re out-growing your current system.
BearingPoint wanted a “one-stop-shop” for its growing marketing organization that was easy to setup and didn’t require a lot of resources. A tool was needed to help with the wide-range of marketing activities that satisfied the needs of the entire marketing team. This system needed to easily handle financial and legal requests, capture campaign and event data, support creative development and reduce manual processes that contributed to the lagging of concrete knowledge of their marketing budgets and spending at any given point in time.
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