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Early days yet for the Cloud

The Cloud presents tempting tales of lower costs, greater flexibility, easy implementations.... It is all true, especially for small, green-field sites. But for larger organisations, or those whose data privacy and security are paramount, or the majority of us whose appsare established and embedded, then the Cloud is more problematic.

Decommissioning servers

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.

Expand operations for economies of scale...and access to someone else's budget

In many disciplines, IT is the expert, the centre of excellence, within the business. If this is the case, look to provide that area of service to the business as well as internally within IT...and get paid for it.

Unlock equity in legacy systems through SaaS

In almost every organisation, IT has existing "legacy" systems that represent massive investment over many years. You can derive a return on that investment, and help cost-justify further investment in SOA. How?

Measurement can be as effective as chargeback

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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