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Storage Costs as a Percent of Total IT Spending

IT Efficiency Metrics

IT Efficiency Metrics
The clear answer to today’s IT challenges is to increase IT efficiency throughout the infrastructure, from the desktop to the data center. This Wiki is intended to provide a forum where efficiency metrics, goals and guidelines can be shared.

Storage and data management

Metrics concerning the strategy, purchase, deployment, management, and consolidation/virtualization of storage.
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Storage Costs as a Percent of Total IT Spending

Storage and data management

GOAL or METRIC: Storage Average = 17% of Total IT Costs

RATIONALE: This is a measure of IT efficiency because a lower number indicates greater efficiency.   This number is growing rapidly as the demand for storage grows.

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SOURCE:  Forrester Research. (2009 December).”The State of Emerging Enterprise Hardware:  2009 to 20010.”

 


REFERENCES: 

  • http://content.dell.com/us/en/gen/d/business~solutions~whitepapers~en/Documents~data-center-efficiency-virtual-era.pdf.aspx
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