Reducing IT cost is very necessary as it will boost the organization's growth. Following key points can be considered for IT costs.
COST REDUCTION ANALYSIS: Set up a team to analyze the key areas in which your organization can concentrate to reduce IT costs in quick time. Monitor each and every project and analyze it thoroughly. Note the areas in which the cost-reductions can be applied without affecting efficiency.
Use open-source software’s: You can replace software’s with open source as it is free of cost. For example, use LIBRE OFFICE/KINGSOFT OFFICE in place of MS-OFFICE, UBUNTU operating system instead of windows, Notepad++ instead of Dreamweaver. Also, don’t forget to provide training on the new software’s so that the productivity won’t affect.
Network cost: As the network cost plays a major role in any organization, you can negotiate with your network service provider or find an alternate network which suits your budget.
VIRTUAL SERVER: Virtual servers can be used instead of upgrading the servers. It can be used to reduce hardware’s cost. Usage of power also greatly reduced as it doesn’t require energy.
OUTSOURCING: The service given to the end users is normally outsourced. You can choose a Outsourcing company which is giving a good output with low budget. Alternatively think about Insource if it can be handled by your company itself.
POWER CONSUMPTION: Replace the old data centers, which require high mechanical and electrical equipment with newer technology devices. New devices will work with less power. Also the efficiency of the machine will become better.
STORAGE: Space for data storage is growing gradually. Instead of upgrading to higher space devices, you can use new technologies like storage virtualization, automated touring and storage resource management tools. And also deleting the unwanted data’s time to time will save lots of space.