IT Pruning

Numerify: Using Systems of Intelligence for IT Pruning

For a long time, I’ve been interested in why it is that larger companies, like Google and Facebook, that have nearly limitless resources and technology infrastructure, are all so seriously focused on pruning their technology portfolios at all levels. This focus contrasts sharply with how I believe the rest of us, businesses of more modest […]

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Applying Business Intelligence to the Data Center

Building on the idea I wrote about last week (Business Intelligence and the Data Center), I wanted to do some brainstorming about the potential impact of applying BI to the data center. Why Should Anyone Care? There are two reasons that this topic is vitally important. First, I think that IT in general is headed […]

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Profile in Nerdage: Noah Broadwater, CTO, Sesame Workshop Part III: IT Pruning

How do you go about pruning your IT estate? Noah Broadwater is the CTO of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the Sesame Street children’s media juggernaut. Dan Woods, CEO and Founder of Early Adopter Research, sat down with Broadwater to discuss asset and portfolio management from the perspective of the CTO, the effect and dictates […]

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Creating a Playbook for IT Pruning

All of the information needed for a pruning analysis should be available as part of managing a well run IT shop. IT pruning is the practice of shutting down applications and systems that are not providing value. As Dan Woods pointed out in “Why Aren’t You Pruning Your IT?”, the largest, richest, most sophisticated companies […]

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