In a move to provide more “how-to” resources for IT Professionals related to Core Infrastructure Optimization, the Solutions Accelerator team at Microsoft has published the first in a series of Resources Guides. The Core Infrastructure Optimization Implementer Resource Guide: Basic to Standardized guide explains the key IT capabilities necessary to move from the Basic level of IT services to the next more efficient and streamlined Standardized level of services. This guide highlights the extensive IT Professional resources found from TechNet, Solution Accelerators, and product guidance to explain the context and requirements of each Core IO capability as represented by the profiling questions of the Core Infrastructure Optimization Model. The guide provides descriptions of each requirement at a question level and points to relevant planning and implementation resources with a focus on Microsoft technologies.
Subsequent guides are in development for the Rationalized and Dynamic levels of the Core Infrastructure Optimization Model.