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Reducing the Cost of IT: Making Dollars and Sense Linda Cureton NASA Chief Information OfficerAugust 24, 2011
What Can a CIO Do? 2 Data Center Consolidation Process Improvements Cloud Computing Eliminate duplication Update Resume and Quit!
Agenda Don’t be penny-wise and pound foolish Measure twice, cut once Were you born in a barn? Cloud computing is not a silver bullet Don’t eat your young 3 8/23/2011
Penny-wise and Pound Foolish Invest in energy efficient infrastructure Balance impact to productivity Don’t sacrifice cost for value Ultimately, customer satisfaction matters! 4 Yes honey, I love him, he is fine, he does a lot of nice things for me I know he used to do nice stuff for you, but what has he done for you lately? – as sung by Janet Jackson
Baseline and Measure Manage spend Utilize power metering Perform portfolio management Quantify benefits 5 I'm so poor I can't even pay attention. -Ron Kittle
Were You Born in a Barn? Turn off the lights Leverage share-in-savings contracts Monitor data center temperatures Partner with facilities personnel Seek savings in non-IT spending 6
No Silver Bullets Not everything is suitable for cloud computing Data center consolidation may require investment Re-think your assumptions 7
Don’t Eat Your Young View innovation as critical for survival Reach beyond low hanging fruit Encourage new money-saving ideas 91 percent of employees are looking for ways to perform their jobs better 39 percent believe innovation and creativity are rewarded Seek energy efficiency 8 Source: Partnership for Public Service
What Can a CIO Do? 9 Don’t sacrifice customer needs Be thoughtful No fairy dust Measure results Do what makes sense!