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What Does Your IT Utilization Look Like: Chaos or Control?

Enterprise IT professionals have become far too familiar with conversations around the pain points of IT utilization, particularly when it comes to tracking usage. When your organization lacks visibility into usage, it suffers across the board — with decision makers bearing C-level criticism for unplanned expenses and employees being forced to disrupt their workflow to run reports that may not even contain actionable information.
You may feel like you have data coming out of your ears, with no view into business growth, trends or unused capacity. And in addition to that data blindness causing frustration and inefficiency, your organization could be losing millions, or leaving millions on the table.

dollar-2891817-1920-1.jpgTaking control with data
Nobody knows better than you the complexity of your IT infrastructure. You’re running mainframes, servers and hybrids; virtual and cloud environments; apps and data centers and have users everywhere.Your IT resources, and your demands of them, are varied and intricate — and expensive.
Without timely usage information — past, present or projected — how will you know if you are making the right decisions? Do you have enough capacity for peak loads, or are you overpaying for unneeded capacity? Should you scale up, or should you scale down — and if you do, will you still be able meet your service-level agreements (SLAs) and not put yourself one demand spike away from performance lags, lost revenue and chaos?

To maintain control, you need accurate data.

With the right tools, you can gain the knowledge and insights you need in order to use your current infrastructure at peak capacity, maximize expensive resources and plan for upgrades — all without having to make dreaded capital expenditure requests.

We believe that true IT infrastructure optimization is proactive, not reactive. To ensure our customers were aware of and equipped to embrace a more proactive approach, ASG has released the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study highlighting the capabilities of its performance management and capacity planning tool, ASG-TMON Performance Analyzer. According to the report, this solution stands to benefit business substantially, delivering a net present value (NPV) of $1.5 million over just three years and an ROI of 179% to enterprises. Organizations were also able to save money because of increased productivity and reduced IT expenses.

The TEI study reveals the compelling financial benefits of having an integrated performance management and capacity planning solution — particularly regarding productivity, infrastructure-related costs, internal setup and training costs, software licensing and maintenance fees, administration costs and provisioning workloads. By examining four current ASG-TMON Performance Analyzer customers’ experiences — which were used to create a sample composite organization to show what a company could expect after deploying the solution — ASG was able to generate cost and productivity gains. The analysis showed that with ASG-TMON Performance Analyzer organizations were able to:
  • Save thousands in OpEx and CapEx due to optimization and reduced overprovisioning of IT infrastructure
  • Demonstrate payback in less than 11 months
  • Start benefiting from out-of-the-box functionalities less than two weeks after deployment
  • Manage their servers efficiently with a smaller team
  • Defer storage needs for one year
  • Use a single tool to manage multiple unique IT environments

board-453758-1920-1.jpgWith this solution, you gain a strategic vantage point from which you can leverage all of your IT resources effectively and see where opportunities for improvement exist throughout your infrastructure. One easy-to-read dashboard gives you insight into the health of your technology operations by bringing together crucial data from all your systems for superior analysis, trending, forecasting and modeling.

ASG-TMON Performance Analyzer is cross-platform, a breeze to install and viewable through a web-based interface.

Know what you have. Know how it's being used. Plan for the future wisely. ASG's capacity planning tools give you the insights needed to make critical business decisions and to take the guesswork out of resource forecasting.

To learn more about how ASG solutions can turn your organization’s IT utilization from chaos to control, read the full study. For more information on additional ways to optimize your IT infrastructure, visit our solutions page.
Posted: 4/11/2018 10:32:02 AM by Marla Axelrod