IT has become a power play for companies big and small. Why? Because if used properly, it can deliver serious business advantages to both the top, and bottom line.
Whether you are a CEO, CFO or CIO, your top priorities likely include finding ways to increase profitability, grow revenues and reduce costs – or at minimum keep them in line. One of the fastest and most common ways to achieve any of these objectives is through IT.
But not all IT solutions and services are created equal. In fact, the choices you make when it comes down to picking your services provider and deploying a particular solution are often what separate the good from the great.
A good example of this is remote infrastructure management services, or RIM. RIM is defined as the process of remotely managing IT infrastructure such as servers, network devices, storage, applications, virtualization, desktops and others.
Over the past eight years, we have worked with hundreds of enterprises, providing CEOs, CFOs and CIOs with the ability to leverage the RIM model to reduce costs by 30-40% using the six key elements of RIM:
- Consolidate and integrate your IT Operations Management (ITOM) and IT Service Management (ITSM) tools
- Automate processes
- Re-organize to a shared services model to exploit economies of scale and scope
- Use offshore delivery
- Institute best practices
- Use agile engagement models.