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Success Stories: Blue Chip Case Study: Successful Infrastructure Management Server Program Provides Client with Rationalized and Centralized Information Technology Services

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A global leader in glass manufacturing needed an Infrastructure Server Management Program (ISMP). On two previous occasions, the client attempted to put an ISMP in place but in both instances the projects struggled to meet objectives because of a shift in priorities and a derailment of internal funding. In order to get the appropriate level of executive sponsorship, the client needed to be able to articulate a short-term and a long-term strategy while also predicting hard dollar savings. The client asked Blue Chip Consulting Group (Blue Chip) to assist in planning the next steps and provide accurate budgetary costs for a migration to a rationalized global systems infrastructure.
situation
The client was in the planning stages of several significant infrastructure optimization efforts required to support the emerging business strategies and global IT consolidation. The ISMP was an internal project earmarked to support the client’s optimization goals. The client wanted to develop a program that could clearly articulate functional and technical requirements, a vision and objectives for ISMP and an estimate for ROI.
The client needed and ISMP that allowed IT to deliver required services to its remote global locations while lowering the overall server hardware footprint and rationalizing its software portfolio.
solution
After a careful review of the client’s functional and technical requirements and an examination of it global systems infrastructure, Blue Chip recognized that efficiencies could be gained. By assessing the maturity of its current systems infrastructure and benchmarking against its industry peers, Blue Chip helped the client articulate a target architecture and better define its goals. The objectives realized from this engagement are as follows:
< ul style="font-family:'Segoe UI', helvetica, arial, 'sans serif' !important">< li style="font-family:'Segoe UI', helvetica, arial, 'sans serif' !important">An organized, cost effective systems infrastructure < li style="font-family:'Segoe UI', helvetica, arial, 'sans serif' !important">Platform Decision Matrix for IT services< li style="font-family:'Segoe UI', helvetica, arial, 'sans serif' !important">Future state Datacenter Design< li style="font-family:'Segoe UI', helvetica, arial, 'sans serif' !important">Enhanced Lifecycle Management< li style="font-family:'Segoe UI', helvetica, arial, 'sans serif' !important">And new Policies and Standards for the client’s enterprise architecture
By building a comprehensive program that defined the future infrastructure optimization and roadmap strategy, the client could begin to predict year-over-year savings while delivering rationalized and centralized IT services.

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