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Recession proofing your IT

strategy

Clive Longbottom
Service Director

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Do IT better or don’t do IT at all

Effective Consume
Don’t do it
Asset less, output
(yourself)
Management more

Tactical Strategic

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Effective Asset Management

Facility

Consider Extend
Data centre
Hardware power asset
consolidation usage lifetime

Software
Data
License
centre Virtualisation management
design

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Consume less, output more

- Power
- Floorspace
- Print consumables
- Automation (people)

- Improve server utilisation


- Stay close to business requirements
- Focus on retaining key staff

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Don’t do it

Unique
The Process Model

Differentiated
Don’t deliver
functionality at all

Selectively
Commodity
outsource or use
SaaS offerings

Outsource all non


strategic functions

The IT Functional Model

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The bigger picture

“Sustainability” isn’t “Cost cutting”


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However some activities lead to the same result

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Business “sustainability” responses
INCREASE REVENUE

STRATEGIC
Innovate to take
advantage of new
market
opportunities

Adapt existing
business model to
minimise energy
usage

Efficient
energy usage
within existing
business
model
TACTICAL

Active &
Passive
Denial

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Business / IT sustainability responses
INCREASE REVENUE

Datacentre Hardware

STRATEGIC
Innovate to take
Datacentre advantage of new
Thermodynamics
market
Datacentre Power opportunities
Supply Design Emissions reduction
consulting
Office IT equipment
Adapt existing
business model & Energy monitoring
Print services and control
products to
Tele-commuting & minimise energy Alternative energy
Video conferencing usage & decrease generation
emissions
Alternate computing Supply chain
models reorganisation
Efficient
Datacentre energy usage Co-locate facilities &
consolidation within existing renewable power
business
Facilities energy model Reduce embodied
usage reduction carbon
TACTICAL

Active &
Passive
Denial

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Recession proofing your IT
strategy

Clive Longbottom
Service Director

© 2009 Quocirca Ltd