One of the biggest challenges customers face these days when searching for the right IT solution is accurately predicting the costs/benefits to their business. With the IT landscape constantly shifting due to the explosion of data from fields like mobile and social networking, the amount of data businesses must process has grown exponentially. Finding the right approach has never been more critical.
The Alinean tool, developed by IBM, is designed to help customers get an accurate picture of what their business would look like with an IT solution from IBM PureSystems. The customer can fill in as much or as little information as they like and the tool will use industry standards, averages, and assumptions to create an analysis of what their organization would save by shifting to PureSystems.
The customer has complete control at all times over the level of detail they submit – a report can be generated by answering as little as three basic questions such as company name, location and industry. If they want a more detailed report however, they can choose to enter information such as data servers, types of application software, and their storage requirements. With this additional information the tool can generate a richly detailed view of the specific savings an IBM PureSystems solution would provide.
Any customer that is looking to lower their bottom line can benefit from running the Alinean tool. In almost every instance, savings are projected across multiple categories wherever the tool identifies an opportunity for reducing cost with a IBM PureSystems solution.
The areas the tool targets include:
- Data management expenses
- Data management labor costs.
- Simplification of data processes
- Overall footprint
In most cases, the tool helps businesses reallocate critical resources from data management to areas more closely related to driving business growth. The Alinean tool is a simple, reliable way for businesses with complex IT needs to get an accurate picture of what an IBM PureSystems solution would do for them.
If you’re currently an IBM partner and you’re saying to yourself, “Sounds great, how do I get access?” You will be pleased to know that we have a version of the tool that you can use with your customers and prospects. You can access to it by contacting your IBM relationships manager or me, Scott Kennedy, at email@example.com
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