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Economic Uncertainty? Cost Saving Strategies.

October 15, 2008
by Wayne Craige
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CIO and technology decision makers in our current market place are feeling the pressure of economic uncertainty -- either directly in their healthcare organization, or simply because they have to deal with the constant barrage of stories about troubling economic conditions and weak market and industry trends that directly affect their business strategies.

On top of all this economic pressure, IT decisions makers were already feeling the pressure to reduce operating expense or simply to be smarter about getting more out of their IT. How can we help our hospitals - do more with less IT! As technology continues to get smarter, faster and cheaper we can help our organization leverage the dramatic improvements in technology to address business needs and drive greater IT capabilities, while also driving increased efficiency and productivity. Here are a few good and proven cost savings strategies that we can adopt in today’s economic as part of your technology services offerings.

  • Cut costs
  • Get more out of existing IT infrastructures
  • Drive productivity in technology operations

Cost Saving Strategies

Cut costs -

Conduct an assessment to identify cost-savings by simplify and consolidate computing and networking. Look into virtualized your IT to reduce costs and enhance performance

Get more out of existing infrastructure - Make sure your existing IT infrastructure is responsive to the changing business needs. Again simplify and consolidate your networking, boost up your utilization and capacity of IT infrastructure through virtualization and grid technologies and push to reduce expense associated with downtime.

Drive productivity in your technology operations - Improve the productivity of your staff and reduce staffing pressure by letting an experience vendor manage IT for you.

The objective here is to implement these strategic services to help defer capital expenditures, ease staffing pressures, and – very important – get some immediate savings and near-term ROI. These strategies can be used as starting points to help your technology organization deal with their most pressing budget and IT service management issues

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