With the goal of digital transformation being to have investments in IT pay for themselves to drive growth, a great place to start is IT transformation, which focuses on trying to improve the efficiency of operations. Automation is key to saving time in IT. By leveraging more automated deployment processes, by automating maintenance and support, and/or by using more cloud-based solutions, you will experience a significant shift in what you need to manage versus what your provider will manage.
Reducing costs in IT depends on how you’re spending and the returned value. You improve value by reducing shelf-ware, leveraging more efficient licensing, and replacing ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) with more merchant silicon at all layers. You’ll be leveraging new storage capabilities that are faster and more reliable. Many operations that used to require special controllers to provide line speed capabilities are just not necessary and they may be a bad investment.
Finally, how do you increase the value of our data? You’re going to need more integration between applications, which yield improved performance by reducing silos and walls between data services telemetry. This provides more reporting and analysis across all your assets with the goal ultimately of improving utilization and innovation.