How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-18-2013

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Infrastructure Investments  40% of IT budgets nowadays are consumed by investments in infrastructure, making it difficult to find ways to save cash.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Slow Down On Wired Networking  Although industry averages in refreshing wired networking infrastructure is every five years, and 79% of organizations follow that rule, the truth is that it needs to be updated that often comes from vendors. In reality, the equipment can last 20 years without any trouble.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Save Cash On Maintenance Contracts  81% of organizations enter into maintenance contracts with their OEMs, but they all agree that they see "little value" in having those contracts.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Pressure to Cut Costs  Despite opportunities to cut costs, companies are feeling more pressure about that than actually acting, new data has found. In fact, 76% of companies are either concerned or very concerned about the rising pressure to reduce IT costs.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Reducing Operational Costs   72% of companies say they are either concerned or very concerned with reducing IT operational costs so they can invest more in products and services.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Unchanged Budgets   Despite pressure to keep costs low, 37% of IT decision-makers expect their budgets to remain the same during the next twelve months.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Spending Is Going Up, Up, Up  What's more, 43% of IT decision-makers say that spending will rise from between 5% to more than 10% in the next year.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Investing in Services and Hardware   37% of IT decision-makers expect to spend more on IT services and hardware in the next year.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Controlling the Purse Strings  Companies should be deciding when it's time to invest in new products, not vendors. Yet, 56% of IT decision-makers say they update new software, hardware, and services because of the "industry average" presented to them by vendors.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

Trading Before It's Time  44% of IT decision-makers trade in equipment before the full value of it has been realized. Another 26% just send them off for backup. The result? A loss in overall value.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs