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Infrastructure And Operations Professionals: Must-Read Research In An Economic Downturn

November 7, 2008

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Authors

  • By Simon Yates
  • with Rachel A. Dines,
  • Robert Whiteley III,
  • Galen Schreck,
  • Christian Kane

Why Read This Report

The global economy stands on the brink of a complete meltdown, but the impending threat to the 2009 IT budget is nothing new to infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals: For years now, you've been asked to do more with less. However, this crisis is like nothing we've seen before, and the response from management could well be draconian. These are the five steps you need to take now: 1) Prioritize your projects and fight for your 2009 budget; 2) accelerate your consolidation, virtualization, and automation efforts; 3) take advantage of your leverage with vendors; 4) make sure your business is resilient and can handle any disruption; and 5) look seriously at alternatives to your big capital investments. We recommend that you read the highlighted research and organize around these five strategies to weather the storm.

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