Building a Business Case: How to Gain Support for Your IT Initiatives from Your Business
Project and Program: Enterprise Data Center
, Data Center Management
, SHARE in San Antonio 2016
As an IT professional; managing the challenges of your most important IT assets is imperative for the ongoing success of the company; its customers; and its shareholders. Whether it is reducing I/O; providing CPU savings; or reducing MSU consumption during your billing peak or R4HA; all of these will ultimately reduce costs; and result in a drastically reduced need for upgrades.
It is for this reason that all technological approaches are researched; explored; and vetted to ensure problems are solved or; more importantly; avoided altogether. In fact; you may even have found the right product from the right vendor to ensure success. However; for many IT professionals the struggle now moves to the actual acquisition of these aforementioned solutions; but the finance department and / or senior management are not willing to approve the expenditure. There is a way to improve this dynamic; ensuring that your finance partner and the associated executives commit to; and support your ongoing IT initiatives.
In this session; you will learn: • How to present an IT business case to a finance partner to help increase the likelihood of getting a request for project funding approved
• Practical frameworks for presenting business cases; defining key finance terms; and creating the appropriate illustrations
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