The Ops4Less model of IT Operations cost control:
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Consolidate infrastructure tools
Most medium-sized IT organizations use upward of fifteen point solutions or more to monitor their infrastructure.
Network monitoring, application monitoring, security information management, log aggregation, database monitoring, server monitoring, etc… Add up all of these costs, plus the personnel that support them. It's a lot of money to spend on uneccesary resources, not to mention the on-going maintenance and support costs. Cutting out just a few of these can have a dramatic impact on both efficiency and costs. In many cases, hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars.