5 IT Cost Saving Strategies for Your Enterprise Infrastructure


帕克 发布日期:2020年12月1日

COVID-19 has impacted organizations in multiple ways in their ability to serve 客户 while ensuring the well-being of its employees and will continue to do so into the 2nd half of 2020 and even 2021. 在回应, most leaders enacted IT cost saving initiatives while addressing a new reality for both its employees and 客户.

As the economy slowly starts to rebound and businesses not considered essential start to cautiously reopen, Park Place has learned more about the impact on IT organizations.

首席信息官最近做了一个 COVID影响调查 这揭示了, 不足为奇的是, that 2020 IT budgets saw an impact from COVID-19 and Cost Control/Expense Management is now a top priority for IT Leaders. Prior to COVID-19, 59% of IT Leaders expected an increase and 34% expected a flat budget in 2020, but post COVID-19 only 25% expected budgets to be higher than 2019 levels.

的 analyst community also expects contraction in spending in technology. IDC预计下降2%.占全球IT支出的7% 每个行业都受到影响. 热情好客, 旅游相关行业, personal and consumer services are expected to decline by 5% or more. As a result, learning how to cut IT costs has become a priority since the inception of COVID-19.

Gartner paints a more grim outlook, declaring they expect an 8% decline in global IT spending. 根据约翰-大卫·洛夫洛克的说法, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner, “首席信息官们已经进入紧急状态 成本优化 which means that investments will be minimized and prioritized on operations that keep the business running, which will be the top priority for most organizations through 2020.”


As we go into the second half of 2020, Park Place would like to share 5 techniques for reducing information technology costs for your IT infrastructure amid a COVID-19 response.

See what the Solutions Architects at Park Place Technologies have to say about saving on IT costs.


1. 优化程序的优先级

Organizations should ensure that they have optimization programs in place to make sure that they are not wasting resources. 经常, major programs are put into place and little is done to ensure that they are running optimally and are as cost-effective as possible. Analyzing and optimizing your 网络 hardware support contracts can help you identify options to extend the life of existing assets by deferring unnecessary hardware purchases.

ClearView™ 网络 hardware contract analyzer can provide an impartial recommendation on the best mix of extended support including assets that should stay on OEM support, assets that could provide cost savings if moved to 第三方IT维护, equipment that is a good match for NetSure +,我们的 思科智能网络替代方案 that combines of third-party support with our global logistics expertise.

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2. Speed up Transformation with Cloud Migrations

Many organizations had planned cloud migrations in 2020 or beyond and these remained in the budget. This is a great time to speed these transformation projects up in order to receive the cost-benefit from an accelerated implementation plan. 的 accelerated transition may not lower IT costs immediately, but they could reduce overall operations expenses over the coming years. 看 存储迁移十大赌博正规老平台 from trusted IT partners to ensure an efficient migration with no data is lost in the process.

3. 利用按需资源

不幸的是, staffing remains one of the go-to IT cost reduction techniques for companies around the globe. Many organizations had to make changes to existing staffing levels – particularly in non-critical roles or areas outside major headquarters or key technology hubs. 然而, this did not change the need to support critical hardware in other areas around the globe.

Instead of hiring additional staff later, it may be a good idea to look at project or ad hoc staffing options for break/fix, 远程人手支持, or 安装/移动/添加/更改十大赌博正规老平台, IT部署十大赌博正规老平台 for projects that are still necessary. 的se on-demand approaches can create data center cost savings over the long haul, as salaries can represent a large percentage of some organization’s costs.

4. Limit New Assets or Extend Lifecycle of Current Assets

Hardware refreshes should be limited to needed hardware to assist in changes to the working environment such as working remotely or implementing new products/services. Third-party 维护 options can extend the lifecycle of server, 网络, storage hardware post OEM warranty/support. 你也可以考虑 purchasing pre-owned used hardware to reap additional information technology cost savings, when additional capacity is required or even gain additional revenue from ITAD 如果有必要的话也会有程序.

5. Partner with Key Vendors, Control Costs and Gain Flexibility

As you make cost control adjustments, it’s important to ensure the health of key vendors and utilize partnerships in order to create win-win opportunities. 例如,也许是an infrastructure managed service provider or third-party 维护 provider will allow greater flexibility in terms of service level agreements. You may be able to even alter the SLAs by location when an OEM may not be able to do so. Partnering can often provide new opportunities for managing IT costs when both parties tackle a challenge or goal with a win-win mentality.

IT成本降低:运营成本vs. 资本支出


An operating expense is any ongoing expense incurred to keep a business running on a day-to-day basis. OpEx spending uses a “pay-as-you-go” approach, as there are no long-term assets involved. 在IT行业内, operating expenditures account for employee wages, 能源成本, 带宽费用, 设备租赁费, 还有更多. Two strategies for reducing OpEx costs include: 

1. 更低的维护费用

To lower your 维护 costs, focus on your support value. 协商的硬件, 维护, 支持合同, getting rid of those that are too expensive and securing lower payment schedules for others. Third party server hardware 维护, 存储的维护, or 网络硬件维护 is an affordable alternative to costly OEM support contracts, averaging anywhere from 30% – 40% less than that of the manufacturer.  

2. 更低的硬件成本

You don’t have to purchase equipment out of the box to reap the benefits of manufacturer offerings anymore. 认证, 二手IT硬件 is available from trusted providers, offers the reliable hardware your testing or backup environment requires without the exorbitant price tag. 曲率, a Park Place Technologies company offers high quality, 翻新的部分, with the sole difference being the prior use that makes for 重要的储蓄 与买新的相比. 


资本支出, 或资本支出, is a one-time expense that involves the purchase of a tangible asset, usually in the form of property or equipment. 的refore, all IT infrastructure within your data center environment is a capital expenditure. 不幸的是, 资本支出 also applies to the cost of repairing or upgrading your data center assets over time. Below are the best strategies for optimizing on your 资本支出 spend: 

1. 延长设备寿命

Strive to delay the procurement of new assets whenever possible and choose an alternative to a costly hardware refresh. Third party 维护 providers can prolong the useful life of data center equipment by anywhere from 5 – 10 years past End of Service Life. 因为我们是品牌不可知论者 多厂商硬件维护 doesn’t come with an expiration date. 

Our only objective is to keep equipment functional for as long as possible to ensure you achieve the maximum possible ROI. An extended support plan can significantly lower your 维护 costs to help you secure a better return on infrastructure investments. Extending equipment lifespan could also be instrumental in deferring costly hardware upgrades until current financial restrictions subside.  

2. 整合数据中心资产

Gartner recommends consolidating data center sites. Such a move will help rid you of redundant IT assets, 维护和支持, 灾难恢复合同. A data center consolidation strategy 对我来说是至关重要的&Os globally are having to pack more workloads into fewer systems. 

Even in the case your organization is 85% or 90% virtualized, if the systems those virtual workloads are running on are only 20% utilized, there is room for improvement through consolidation. Savings from consolidation can range from 5% to 15% of the overall data center budget. 

的 impact of COVID-19 will be felt throughout 2020 and into 2021. Businesses still have 客户 and employees to serve – although it may be different than in the past. In many cases, this has accelerated digital transformation. 然而, the business reality is that IT Leaders will have to adjust while also being diligent about cost control.

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