The Budget Reduction Bomb That Will Ruin Your IT Ops and How to Defuse it

Image of an atomic bomb explosion - a metaphor for the pressure and urgency IT ops teams face with budget reduction and increasing demands

The numbers are in. Your company’s stock has taken a 4% hit since last quarter and you get the call from HQ: the IT Department needs to cut its spending by 7%. How do you deal with budget reduction when it hits?

Your team’s competent, and they work hard. But can your IT Ops really maintain the same production level with fewer resources to rely on?

There are so many factors to take into account without much cushion for error. What if HQ calls again and cuts department spending by an extra 2%?

Unfortunately for IT professionals, this budget reduction scenario is all too common. Budget reductions in IT are becoming the norm and will continue to occur. The TSA’s IT Ops suffered a $65 million “pat down” by the US Congress.

Growing companies experience these pressures as well.

Imagine how many painful system integrations Amazon must do since they bought Whole Foods for over $13 billion.

All the while, stakeholder expectations are continually on the rise.

Of course, your team will become more efficient over time, but doing more with less will catch up to you.

We call this harsh reality “the gap” and it’s widening every second.

Image showing the trajectory IT ops teams face when a budget reduction is coupled with increasing demands, known as "the IT ops gap"
the IT ops gap

With current monitoring and analytics tools, you’ll be stretched and squeezed till the bitter end.

Does it really have to be this way?

Enter Modern Ops

Modern Ops encompasses machine learning and automation that adapt to your environment.

The benefits are two-fold.

Once Modern Ops is in place, routine tasks will be automated, freeing up your team to work on high-impact tasks.

Modern Ops helps maintain your environment in a Known Good State. It automatically identifies any deviations from the Known Good State to help you nip underlying problems in the bud before they grow to affect the business in a major way.

What’s more, it integrates with your systems and provides curated insights that are unique to your IT environment. You’ll have access to a whole new view of your operations. Your tailored insights will get more accurate the longer you use Modern Ops. Like a well-fit glove.

No more cutting corners or playing catch-up. Breathe easy. Lose less hair – it’s time to exceed expectations.

You too can be on your way to the Known Good State.

This is not pie in the sky. Find out how companies like Varian and other forward-thinking companies use Modern Ops to win this and other IT Ops battles.

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