The Ops4Less model of IT Operations cost control:
P A I D ™
Get the right people, get the people right
Do the right things, do things right
Spend to save money, save money on spending
Manage the business, the business of managing money
"An engineer does for a dollar what any fool can do for 10" ITILopia
Everyone looks to save energy these days, at home, in the car, at work. There's a data center equivalent to these energy savings: decommissioning servers.
Arranging chargeback of IT resource usage to the business can be a complex and expensive exercise. If the objective is to restrain excessive usage then publishing measurements can be as effective with less investment.
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