Linda Cureton: Reducing the Cost of IT: Making Dollars and Sense

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  • 1. Reducing the Cost of IT: Making Dollars and Sense
    Linda Cureton
    NASA Chief Information OfficerAugust 24, 2011
  • 2. What Can a CIO Do?
    2
    Data Center Consolidation
    Process Improvements
    Cloud Computing
    Eliminate duplication
    Update Resume and Quit!
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. No Silver Bullets
    Not everything is suitable for cloud computing
    Data center consolidation may require investment
    Re-think your assumptions
    7
  • 8. 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
  • 9. What Can a CIO Do?
    9
    Don’t sacrifice customer needs
    Be thoughtful
    No fairy dust
    Measure results
    Do what makes sense!