The Ops4Less model of IT Operations cost control:
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Move to a service-based approach versus an IT infrastructure approach
This will align IT with the business and ensure service delivery is performed at maximum effeciency.
Without a service-based approach, it is very hard to determine what the true costs are, how applications relate to the business and which assets are required to deliver and support a service. This critical step cannot be overlooked when cutting costs or you may run into unneccessary IT assets, overlapping or neglected applications, ineffecient monitoring, misused personnel and even more wasted efforts.