The NYS Executive Forum

Continuous IT Co$t Optimization - Doing More With Le$$

August 22, 2012
9:00 - 11:00 am (8:30 am Check-In)
The Huxley Theater, NYS Museum, Albany, NY

How do government agencies balance the need to reduce costs during times of fiscal constraint with the goal of not only sustaining service delivery, but improving business operations and service quality? Can these seemingly contradictory goals be achieved?

Join us on August 22 for a NYS Executive Forum to learn about trends, observations and proven strategies for IT cost optimization.

Jim McGittigan, Research Director, Gartner CIO Research Group will provide a foundation and understanding of IT cost reduction opportunities and a framework to guide decision-making. Gartner has observed three rounds of IT cost optimization taking place and has organized a set of decision frameworks to guide clients challenged to reduce their IT spend while transforming their service delivery. McGittigan will address the trends and response strategies to address cost cutting, cost optimization, doing more with less, transparency, and strategic shifts.

Sharon Devine, Director for Administrative Services, NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) will discuss HCR's successful launch of a significant maintenance cost reduction campaign that led to a 32% savings across 20 maintenance projects. Last July, NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) partnered with an IT cost reduction specialty firm to proactively analyze current run rate expenses and upcoming IT purchases. The HCR IT team worked closely with their cost reduction partner to identify all run rate renewal expenses that were due or coming due to strategize on the best cost reduction strategies.

Tyrone Magby, Director, Hardware and Software Sourcing, Alsbridge Hardware & Software Group will speak about the three strategies that helped HCR reduce their run rate expenses: (1) Introduce competition into the hardware maintenance category; (2) Analyze the strategic nature of their software maintenance to determine the best long term strategy; and (3) Optimize assets to eliminate cash drain situations.


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