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Driving value from IT

  1. 1. www.freeformdynamics.com<br />Driving Value from IT<br />Objective infrastructure decision making<br />Jon Collins, Managing Director<br />Freeform Dynamics Ltd<br />jon@freeformdynamics.com<br />February 2010<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />The challenges of IT delivery today<br />Bringing things up to date<br />Starting with the end in mind<br />What about Mainframe? <br />
  3. 3. IT is not broken – but it’s not always easy!<br />“How well do you think IT helps the business achieve its strategic and operational goals?”<br />
  4. 4. Organisation<br />FRAGMENTATION<br />Planning and <br />Financing<br />Skills<br />Operations<br />Fragmentation is the bane of IT today<br />
  5. 5. Meanwhile, new pressures and requirements force change<br /><ul><li>“What business drivers are having the most impact on how you architect and operate your server estate?”</li></li></ul><li>No organization has the luxury of a green field site…<br />
  6. 6. IT SERVICES<br />Bringing things up to dateThe Technology View…<br />SOFTWARE<br />ARCHITECTURE<br />SYSTEMS MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT<br />PLATFORM<br />CAPABILITIES<br />HARDWARE<br />PLATFORM<br />
  7. 7. IT SERVICES<br />The Business View<br />INFORMATION<br />TECHNOLOGY<br />
  8. 8. Building a picture of service delivery<br />Adopting a ‘portfolio approach’ to IT<br />Taking an inclusive view of existing capacity<br />Making the right decisions<br />Rationalising at the right level<br />Starting with the end in mind<br />
  9. 9. Consistent policies<br />An architectural view of IT delivery<br />Co-ordination between development and operations <br />Management of technical knowledge<br />Getting to grips with costs<br />Right tools for the job<br />Building a picture of service delivery<br />... The ‘portfolio approach’ does applyto IT!<br />
  10. 10. Cost of acquisition/allocation<br />Storage cost and flexibility<br />Software licensing costs<br />Ease/cost of operational management<br />Inherent security<br />Ease/cost of security management<br />Performance and scalability<br />Resilience and recovery<br />Application support<br />Standards support<br />Taking an inclusive view of existing capacity<br />
  11. 11. Making the right decisions<br />REVIEW OF CAPACITY<br />USE<br />EXISTING<br />NEW REQUIREMENT<br />EXTEND<br />REPLACE<br />POTENTIALLY<br />INCREASING<br />COST AND<br />EFFORT<br />BUILD FROM SCRATCH<br />
  12. 12. What about the Mainframe? Running costs based on availability of existing kit:<br />cents / hour<br />AMAZON EC2<br />SERVER<br />MAINFRAME<br />
  13. 13. Rationalise at the right level<br />Development <br />Operations<br />Communications <br />Skills<br />Architecture<br />IT today is about striking the right balance between existing and new<br />Look for quick wins, free up resource to enable breathing space <br />Conclusion<br />
  14. 14. www.freeformdynamics.com<br />Driving Value from IT<br />Objective infrastructure decision making<br />Jon Collins, Managing Director<br />Freeform Dynamics Ltd<br />jon@freeformdynamics.com<br />February 2010<br />

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