WiredRE Publishes IT Demand Response Planning ("iDR") Methodology to Lower Risk, Improve ROI

iDR Planning can be adopted to lower risk and improve outcomes in unpredictable IT environments and technology adoption initiatives.

Jul 23, 2015, 11:30 ET from Wired Real Estate Group Inc.

LAS VEGAS, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Most companies fail at IT infrastructure planning and architecture according to Wired Real Estate Group Inc. ("WiredRE").  Zynga recently joined those ranks by acknowledging that it spent $10's of millions to build IT capacity in 2011 that it couldn't use effectively. Within the Fortune 2000, WiredRE's primary market research suggests over-specifying and over-provisioning is widespread, accounting for up to 90% of deployments.

"The primary reasons smart companies fail at IT planning is twofold; one, there is a large gap that exists between the IT department and executive oversight, with many CEO's and CFO's treating cloud, colocation and data center planning as "IT's problem," and two, the lack of mature science behind IT capacity planning in uncertain environments," stated Alan Howard, Chief Researcher, WiredRE. "Senior executives must make decisions under great uncertainty, including the rapidly changing relationship between technology and corporate growth. Organizations need to recognize that IT capacity planning must be approached as a business risk, and not just as an IT issue.  Establishing a common methodology, based on science, is the quickest and easiest way to reduce delays, lower risk, and improve outcomes."

"The WiredRE approach is brilliant," commented Data Center Manager, Fortune 50 Technology Company.  "iDR Planning is an intuitive methodology for long-term IT strategy and planning."

WiredRE counts two of the top three global telecom firms and over half of the most admired banks in the U.S. as clients. The firm developed its proprietary approach via methodical study of real world deployments and techniques used routinely in the utility industry, the industry from which WiredRE's founder, Everett Thompson, originates. WiredRE also represents numerous large US and international data center developments, and it produces information and analysis on modular data center design and data center finance.

"IT planning, based on demand response, is a proven and scientific approach that CFO's and other senior executives can employ to more closely manage organizational risk in rapidly changing environments," said Mr. Thompson, Founder and CEO, WiredRE.

Click on Data Center Planning for a graphical representation of the iDR methodology. WiredRE will share details of iDR via an online webinar in September.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to plan and deploy IT cloud, colocation and data center initiatives. Topics to be covered include:

  • An enterprise-wide cloud, colocation and data center strategy template
  • iDR for ensuring a world-class customer experience
  • Prerequisites to iDR Planning
  • Realizing ROI on IT investments
  • Industry TCO Benchmarking
  • Cloud vs SaaS and Cloud Use Cases
  • IT infrastructure migration strategies
  • Lifecycle management and technical obsolescence

Interested parties are invited to visit the website or contact a WiredRE representative to arrange for a private, 1:1 presentation of the iDR methodology.

About Wired Real Estate Group Inc.

WiredRE is the nation's leading independent cloud, colocation, and data center advisor. The firm provides information and analysis on strategy, planning, brokerage and finance. WiredRE counts two of the top three global telecom firms and over half of the most admired banks in the U.S. as clients.  The firm represents major developments globally – find a free global data center list of over 2,000 locations at WiredRE.com.

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