Reduced Hardware Costs

By Carl Eberling  |  Posted 2010-10-19 Print this article Print

Reduced hardware costs

A reduction in the cost of hardware can be a direct, measurable benefit from an application management solution purchase. Many IT organizations find the right solution can reduce the cost of new hardware purchases either because better monitoring extends the life of existing hardware or because trend monitoring identifies future problems. This gives IT time to negotiate better prices for replacement hardware than would be available in a crisis situation. A reasonable estimate of hardware savings for the average company should be between two and 10 percent of the annual infrastructure hardware budget.

Reduced consulting costs

This also would be a measurable benefit of an application management solution that facilitates more accurate application monitoring. Spot on monitoring can reduce the need to hire consultants and experts to identify problems and tune response time.

Carl Eberling is Vice President and General Manager of the Virtualization and Monitoring Business Unit at Quest Software. Carl is an IT industry veteran. Most recently, he was senior vice president of IT at Kaiser Permanente. Prior to that, Carl held senior-level IT management positions at Verizon Wireless, Pacific Bell, Cellular One and AirTouch Communications. Carl holds a Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University and completed his graduate studies at University of California, Berkeley, and Golden Gate University. He also served in the United States Marine Corps. He can be reached at

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