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Infrastructure Optimization

For many, IT is a game of chasing and fixing problems. Run out of storage? Buy a new disk. Apps too big? Get more servers. The result is often too much hardware from too many vendors with too many configurations. And don't get us started on all the software, PCs and laptops, and network gear from so many vendors, you can't even keep track of them all.

For years, vendors such as IBM and integrators like EDS have gone into large shops, looked at the IT systems holistically and offered up plans to simplify, create efficiencies and make them more productive.

During the last two or three years, Microsoft has gotten into this game with its Infrastructure Optimization (IO) model -- a system for analyzing the state of your shop and devising plans to make it more efficient and better support business goals.

Has Microsoft talked to you about IO? Do you trust Redmond to take an objective, holistic view of your shop? Send your yays and nays to dbarney@redmondmag.com or fill out the form here.

Posted by Doug Barney on September 17, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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