January 5, 2012

A Manifesto for Efficient IT Infrastructure Management

server_room.jpgIf you are using a spreadsheet to track your data center equipment inventory, then take a moment and read this post. You might want to consider using something else that can actually track your assets. From where I sit, many IT managers grossly underestimate the efforts in this process.

Imagine your staff is ordering equipment for your data center and it's going right to the storeroom, not just without being deployed, but also without being inventoried. Then it sits there, depreciating in value and collecting dust. This is just one of the horror stories I've heard in the field. For the company this was happening to it was ultimately discovered that, in just a six week period, it had accumulated more than $700,000 in depreciation costs for assets that were not being used...

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