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IT Cost Optimisation

Defining baseline costs and reference benchmarks, cost versus capability target setting, portfolio analysis and roadmap, cost-cutting project management.

Baseline cost and benchmark definition: Business challenges to be addressed

Do you know ICT costs and where they come from? What is your CAPEX/OPEX ratio? Is your cost level relatively high or low?

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In this service, we:

  • Analyse the ICT cost structure

  • Interview key stakeholders

  • Search for representative benchmarks

The value we provide

A professional analysis of the IT cost structure and levels will help determinehow aggressive the cost optimization plan will need to be. Midagon has experienced IT management consultants with the help of templates to accelerate the work.

Deliverables and project duration

As a result, you will have:

  • An analysis of the IT cost structure

  • Representative benchmark evaluation

Typical project duration is a few weeks.

Cost versus capability target setting: Business challenges to be addressed

How does your business perceive the service level and cost ratio? Where should cuts be made? How will the money saved be allocated?

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In this service we:

  • Map capabilities and costs.

  • Interview key stakeholders.

IT cost-cutting goals are determined based on:

  • How aggressive will cost-cutting be?

  • Which cost elements are too high?

  • Where can we lower the service level and where will we need to raise it?

The value we provide

We can help target the cost-cutting process intelligently in the right places; not “a cheese-cutter” approach. We can go one step deeper to work on service content and SLAs, meaning we can help you adjust service levels to cut costs.

Deliverables and project duration

As a result, you will have a rough cost-cutting plan. Typical project duration is a few weeks.

Portfolio analysis and roadmap: Business challenges to be addressed

Finding the true cost-cutting potential without endangering business performance. Turning all the rocks.

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In this service, we analyse:

  • The enterprise architecture and application portfolio

  • The project portfolio

  • The infrastructure

  • The vendor portfolio

  • The existing contract base and their duration/termination terms

  • And create a targeted cost-cutting and investment plan.

The value we provide

Midagon's experienced consultants have successfully completed many similar projects. Raw cost cutting is relatively easy, but when it implies structural changes, deep expertise helps to create a plan that can be implemented.

Deliverables and project duration

As a result, you will have:

  • An analysis of cost details

  • A detailed cost-cutting and investment plan

Typical project duration is a few months.

Cost-cutting project management: Business challenges to be addressed

Securing business continuity and seamless services requires diligent planning and management. 

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Planning and running the transformation project:

  • Planning the transformation

  • Managing the activities

  • Securing the cost-saving results

The value we provide

Our experienced IT management consultants know how to manage business-critical IT change projects and are focused on the cost-saving targets.

Deliverables and project duration

As a result, you will have a successful transition to a lower cost base. Typical project duration is a few months.

Contact for more information

Ilkka von Schulman Midagon Oy