To be effective, IT optimization needs to go through several steps.
First, ITs strategic goals must be aligned with those of the organization.
Next, determine the organizations most critical business processes,
so youll make sure your optimization efforts are focused where theyll have
the most effect.
Then determine the most efficient use of the applications, servers
and storage strategies needed to support those business processes. The goal:
to break free of the need for a one-to-one correspondence between processes
and their supporting applications, servers and storage, instead sharing applications
across fewer servers, and servers across fewer storage units. The result:
Better use of fewer resources.