Squeezing IT Dollars Without Squashing Service

Today, Microsoft announced a features story with Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft Server and Tools business, providing guidance on smart ways businesses of all sizes can control IT costs in tough economic times. The piece specifically focuses on how Microsoft’s Server and Tools business is delivering innovations that will help its customers thrive in the shifting economy and showcases best practices from its recent Spotlight on Cost whitepaper findings.


The whitepaper, which is the results of a two-year study, shows that businesses can often realize immediate savings just by operating their existing datacenters more efficiently. The survey also lists 31 systems management best practices — such as automated backup, hierarchical storage management and server clustering — that can result in significant savings and improved service levels for businesses of all sizes.


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