While cost is often cited as the reason why people move to the cloud, it's not always that simple. Many organisations have noticed cloud bills 2-3x higher than expectations, when not managed properly. Have you achieved the savings you expected?
Learn 10 ways you can reduce your spend in AWS, including:
Terminate Zombie Assets
Rightsize EC2 Instances & EBS Volumes
Upgrade instances to the latest generation
Delete Disassociated Elastic IP Addresses
Check out this eBook to find out how you can better manage your costs through pro-tips from cloud experts.
Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances can appear complicated, but finding a solution that best suits your company doesn't mean becoming an expert yourself; you just need to know how to approach Reserved Instances and where they can make the biggest impact.
This free guide delivers a collection of proven best practices to help you successfully manage Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances. The benefits include:
A breakdown of reservation types and offerings, including Convertible Reserved Instances
How to calculate the payback period
How to modify and exchange existing reservations to match cloud usage over time
How to maximise savings with automated RI management and optimisation
Choosing Azure revolutionises your environment's agility, simplicity, and innovation, but have you achieved the cost savings you expected?
Discover 10 ways you can reduce your spend in Azure, including:
Terminate Zombie Assets
Delete Aged Snapshots
Rightsize Virtual Machines
Rightsize SQL Databases
Read 10 Best practices for Reducing Spend in Azure, to learn key strategies for optimising cloud spend and saving 10-20?% on your monthly Azure costs.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
The average computer room today has cooling capacity that is nearly four times the IT heat load. Using data from 45 sites reviewed by Upsite Technologies, this white paper will show how you can calculate, benchmark, interpret, and benefit from a simple and practical metric called the Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF).
Calculating the CCF is the quickest and easiest way
to determine cooling infrastructure utilization and
potential gains to be realized by AFM improvements.
"Principled Technologies executed four typical deployment and management scenarios using both HPE Synergy and Cisco UCS.
They found that HPE Synergy saved 71.5 minutes and 86 steps, and used four fewer tools compared to Cisco UCS. In a hypothetical 200-node datacenter, that’s a total of 9 work weeks, or just over 2 months’ time savings on routine tasks."
As a broker, your customers look to you to provide guidance, education and cost savings in a world filled with ever-changing regulations and skyrocketing costs. See where Houston businesses find the most value in their brokers and what new options exist to help contain costs.
• Learn where Houston businesses see brokers adding value
• See the impact carrier satisfaction has on changing carriers
• Read about new cost-containing options to help your clients
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
Learn how a typical organization could save over $120,000 in three years with Veritas NetBackup™ Appliances over traditional build-your-own (BYO) media servers. Veritas provides the industry’s only integrated and purpose-built backup and recovery appliances to address the financial challenges organizations face today.
Many procurement departments are still using traditional manual processes or outdated technology. The result? Rogue spending, missed discounts from supplier contract pricing, reconciliation headaches, and the list goes on.
These business risks are driving more organizations towards the cloud-based, secure, and workflow-friendly world of eProcurement solutions. These solutions are saving money and resources, improving use of budgets and personnel, enabling centralization, and using data to improve and streamline end-to-end purchasing processes.
Download this report to learn about:
Procurement trends from 400 organizations surveyed
Operational and cost-savings benefits of eProcurement
Leading features and functionality in eProcurement
Adoption best practices and how to get started
Financial services firms are turning to Business Spend Management (BSM) as a Strategic Solution
Beset by competitors and burdened by ever-shifting regulatory requirements, financial services firms are turning to cloud-based technology to gain better control over—and visibility into—spending. In the process, they are becoming fiercer competitors.
Download this ebook for insights into how you can improve your organization's financial health and how:
A cloud complete-BSM solution can track and measure all purchasing activities, identifying patterns that provide opportunities for negotiating discounts, and better managing risk
To increase savings across source-to-contract, procure-to-pay, travel & expense management, as well as risk and supplier management
Modern technology enables the finance function to take cost-management to a deeper level—without investing in IT infrastructure
Organizations need a new way to manage this complexity and uncertainty in an environment where expectations for results are rising, not falling. Download this asset to learn how Business Spend Management (BSM) empowers both centralized and decentralized corporate functions with:
- Fully scalable processes that increase user adoption and ease of use
- Capital efficiency to maximize savings and process efficiency
- Business agility to adapt to changing conditions such as acquisitions, growth, etc.
- And much more!
Download this complimentary report to learn all the ways BSM powers your business success!
Modern storage arrays can’t compete on price without a range of data reduction
technologies that help reduce the overall total cost of ownership of external
storage. Unfortunately, there is no one single data reduction technology that fits
all data types and we see savings being made with both data deduplication and
compression, depending on the workload. Typically, OLTP-type data (databases)
work well with compression and can achieve between 2:1 and 3:1 reduction,
depending on the data itself. Deduplication works well with large volumes of
repeated data like virtual machines or virtual desktops, where many instances or
images are based off a similar “gold” master.
Sure, ROI calculators help distill anecdotal evidence and analyze cost savings associated with travel, but it usually goes something like this: total hours spent traveling + cost of hotel, rental car, and food divided by the number of meeting hours. Well, at least that’s one version.
No matter the final number, the ROI total savings on cost of travel is only part of the story. Calculating the true ROI of video conferencing combines facts with real-life tangibles to help you understand and quantify your investment.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) serves as the clinical arm for research and treatment studies for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. The organization’s outsourced IT service desk operated adequately, but a desire for financial savings, enriched customer relationships, and improved HIPAA compliance drove SCCA to seek out another solution.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Expedia Cruise Ship Centers saved $76 per agreement over a 3 year period by eliminating printing, faxing, and scanning. Read this case study to see how making the switch to DocuSign for their contract renewal and new-hire paperwork process has helped them save $1.5 million.
If you’re anything like your peers, you are evaluating your education technology on an annual basis to determine if it’s time for a refresh. While most schools conduct their device refreshes during the summer because teachers, staff and students are not present, this timing can prove costly as the market is flooded with devices from schools doing the same thing.
To help school districts re-think their technology spending to focus more on total cost of ownership and residual value, as opposed to upfront cost, we’ve partnered with Diamond Assets — a technology buyback company — to explain:
• The true value and cost of iPad and Chromebook in education
• When schools receive the most trade-in value for their technology
• How to prepare for and execute technology refreshes
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Download the Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of Gigamon: Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by Gigamon to see how customers benefit from comprehensive and scalable visibility across their networks. This study delves into a cost-benefit analysis of the Gigamon security delivery platform, network visibility and traffic monitoring solutions that enable companies to see what matters in order to meet their security objectives, increase productivity and keep hardware, software and personnel costs in check without affecting performance.
An IDC study shows Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) Powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor systems deliver the efficiency, performance and savings to increase business agility and enable innovation across your organisation.
Many BPO providers have already invested heavily in robotic process automation (RPA), providing an opportunity to renegotiate your BPO contract to reflect the cost savings they are making as a result. But there’s more. Contract renegotiation also creates an opportunity to leverage providers’ investment to accelerate automation in your own business.
Read this to discover:
• the benefits of automating business processes and the impressive level of cost savings this can deliver
• the impact of automation on the BPO market and the implications this has for BPO contracts
• a five-step processing for assessing and renegotiating your outsourcing contract
• three options for starting your automation journey.
Every day Shell Lube Service Experts are working to save our customers money and improve uptime for their equipment. Read how our Shell LubeExpert service at a North American precious metal mine and KGHM Robinson's mine resulted in extended equipment life and over $5M in cost savings.
The chemicals industry is undergoing a major transformation brought about by mergers and divestitures, shifting market dynamics, and nonlinear supply chains. Industry leaders are responding by harmonizing their supplier management, sourcing, and supply chain processes using a digital strategy that enables them to extend business processes beyond the four walls of the enterprise. Along the way, they are realizing new efficiencies and cost savings needed to compete in today’s complex marketplace.