In these tough economic times everyone has to find ways to conduct business more efficiently and of course do more with less. Our own internal IT department has been working for some time with different technologies to explore ways we can be more efficient in the way we run and manage our own infrastructure. Recently they have released a number of examples on how we are making use of Unified Communications technology; Virtualization solutions and how we are reducing our carbon footprint. More details of this work can be found below..
How Microsoft IT is using our own technology to save on costs
In this section there is a lot of good information about how our internal IT departments is using a range of Microsoft technologies to save money. Check out the site here for all the details..
Unified Communications Improves Business Outcomes, Lowers Costs, and Enhances Environmental Sustainability
Microsoft IT used a business value framework developed by Forrester Research to more precisely measure the overall business impact and the return on investment of unified communications at Microsoft. The analysis showed that the UC solution was generating an ROI of 250 percent by enabling employees to save more than $218 million annually. The outcome and continued use of the analysis methodology justify further investments in UC technology.
How Microsoft Designs the Virtualization Host and Network Infrastructure
At Microsoft, server virtualization has become a primary way to address data center power and space issues, and to rationalize server utilization. Find out how Microsoft IT developed best practices to configure host computers, storage, and network infrastructure in order to optimize virtual machine deployments.