CFO IT Analysis Competitive Market Opportunities 2008

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CFO IT Analysis Looks at Shared Workload and Automated Process

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CFO IT MANAGEMENT
IT COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS
CONSOLIDATED IT RESOURCE
IT DATA CENTERS AGING
IT DATA CENTERS NEEDING REPLACEMENT
SOA DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
CFO SUPPORT LINE OF BUSINESS DEVELOPERS
ROI BASED CHARGEBACK ANALYSIS STUDIES
CFO IT COST REDUCTION
ENTERPRISE IT CONSOLIDATION
DISTRIBUTED DATA CENTER REPLACEMENT
Complexity Of Computing Environment
Shared Workload Reusable Components
SINGLE PLATFORM SOLUTION
CORRELATION BETWEEN AUTOMATED PROCESS AND INCREASE IN
PROFITABILITY
INTEGRATED ENTERPRISE VALUE ANALYSIS
IT HEALTH TRACKING
MEASUREMENT OF VALUE AND RISK FOR AN ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATION
TRACKING SOA AS A MAINFRAME TECHNOLOGY
RISK ANALYSIS TRACKING
SOA AS A MAINFRAME TECHNOLOGY
SERVICES ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE (SOA) CFO FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE
CFO AUTOMATED PROCESS
CFO ANALYSIS OF APPLICATIONS

CFO IT Analysis Competitive Market Opportunities 2008

 

The competitive market opportunity and risk to any enterprise organization comes from outside that organization. There are market forces represented by customers, technologies, outsourcers external to the organization that need to be managed as well as possible. IT iterations are used to be responsive to these market forces, creating new value based on automation of business process that permits offering quality products and services. CIOs understand how to create the enterprise market positioning via automated process responsive to direction from the CEO and the Board of Directors.

The CFO ability to manage IT cost forces inside the organization has been limited. For good reason does the CFO eschew controlling or implementing micro management of IT spending. The decisions are complex and the risk of failure high because mistakes in judgment can destroy the enterprise. The CIO comes with special experience and training that is very specialized.

IT is a world of its own. But, �� Changes in the market warrant CFOs taking a new look at IT decision making process because the cost structures have become so dramatically differentiated. Now it is possible for the CFO to take a high level look at the cost of a distributed server data centers vs. the cost of System z implementations, because the costs are different by a factor of 10. IBM has just eliminated its distributed data centers and moved to a mainframe centric architecture for IT. This represents a dramatic change in the industry driven by the IBM CFO predictions of the impact of rising energy costs on distributed data center operations.

Server vendors adapt business strategy to focus on real time exchange of information on enterprise networks and the Internet. Network computer systems hardware leverages integration and messaging software. Network storage systems are adapting to the Internet. SOA provides significant advantage to the mainframe because operating costs are lower and actual costs can be managed with creative financing packages.

CFOs have positioned to help implement business strategy relative to real time exchange of information. Enterprise networks are built on data centers that leverage the Internet. A focus on network computer systems hardware has hidden the need to leverage shared workload and integration of applications. Messaging software renamed as ESBs supports exchange of information over the network. Network storage systems are adapting to the Internet.

System z acts as a consolidated server technology enabling implementation of network solutions in a shared workload environment that attacks cost and complexity, accelerates service delivery, and provides mobility with security. Shared workload analysis looks at core elements of server business strategy. Decisions based on shared workload include provision for end-to-end architecture that extends technology across scalable processor architectures.

The cost of electricity and infrastructure are central aspects of CFO analysis. With the costs of electricity skyrocketing, and the availability of electricity questionable, CFOs worldwide are looking at alternatives to sprawling, expensive data centers full of distributed servers.

Open systems technology implementation and is being combined with Linux-based application products hosted on System z.

IBM financing can lower the out of pocket cost of technology acquisition. Financing immediately frees cash that would be tied up in computers to invest in the core business. Investment in the core business matters. IBM financing group will take a trade in on almost anything.

IBM financing packages are each unique. They take into account the trade in, the hardware, the software and services that need to be financed in the context of what interest rate is available for this financing. Sometimes, using a refresh approach to upgrading a mainframe means that the payments for the new unit go down This is due to the fact that in refreshing and old box to have the capacity of the new System z10, there is a higher trade in value at the end of the lease cycle and the cost is less, because the value is more.

CFO IT Analysis




Report Methodology

This is the 357th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

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WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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