Business Issues -> Change
Published: August 2010
Measuring, monitoring and maintaining a data centre has often been viewed as a purely technical project. Business value can be significant - and explaining this can unlock budget for DCIM investments.
The data centre is becoming a point of focus for businesses as the inefficiencies of old-style architectures have started to be unearthed. It is important to be able to communicate the benefits of a fully-managed data centre to the business, and the following areas should be covered:
Building a business case for DCIM should not be a technical process. Benefits have to be worded in ways that the business will understand, and prioritised in a manner that allows the immediate and short term value to be easily understood. Using a Total Value Proposition approach means that a series of hard-hitting, business-oriented messages can be constructed so that a DCIM project can be more easily agreed with the business.
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