Municipalities in Denmark could save around 380 million DKK a year by optimizing their IT according to a report by PwC.

The report looked at IT departments of 23 municipalities in Denmark finding a total spending of 7.5 billion DKK between them in 2017. 

IT departments put this down to an increased focus on digitalization both politically and from corporate leaders.

PwC’s findings project there could be an optimization potential of 380 million DKK, equalling 5% of total national expenditure in IT departments across Danish municipalities.

Private sector industries are also prioritizing cost avoidance solutions in IT to keep spending down.

In both sectors, there are millions to be saved and those savings can be even bigger thanks to AI technology.

While consultancies can pitch big savings, AI can show you actual solutions to optimize costs by analyzing every possible scenario for an IT environment.

Using data instead of people also means a more effective process that can provide actionable and concrete optimization solutions tailor-made for specific needs.

Thanks AI.

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Cost optimization as the top business objective

The position of CIO is one with an ever-growing list of daunting tasks and objectives. “Digitize our business”, “disrupt everything”, “why aren’t you 3D printing more things”.

Yet, CIO’s are still facing the critical challenge of paying for all this, while keeping their existing environment running smoothly, and keeping costs low.

In Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda report, 10% of CIO’s cited “profit improvement, profitability, or asset monetization” as the top business objective for the next two years.

An additional 5% cited “cost optimization, cost management, or cost reduction” as the top business objective.

The easiest way to increase profitability is to reduce costs. Cost optimization is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve with IT operation costs soaring like never before. We’re no longer being bailed out by falling hardware costs. Software and Services get more expensive every year, and take up a larger and larger share of costs.

Worldwide spending on IT operations is projected to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 with cloud service costs rising by 22%.

Higher costs and more emphasis on cost reduction go hand in hand and luckily wherever you do decide to run your IT, be it in the cloud or elsewhere there is money to be saved in the optimization of how you license and consume those services.

The process of optimizing and cleaning up in an IT environment can be daunting in itself with many hours of valuable time being used on outside consultants who in the end often fail to provide concrete savings. Add to that the complexity of software licensing and cloud service offerings, and knowing what to choose and how to save becomes nearly impossible.

AI is now changing this.

Cloud cost optimization with AI

KOSTNER’s Rightlicensing™ services have already helped numerous companies optimize their IT, saving millions in costs.

Doing so in very short time.

By using data, AI technology analyzes your workload and license portfolio to give you the ideal choice of license models, infrastructure decisions and workload placements tailor-made for your IT needs.

Using the solutions provided by our AI, KOSTNER can help guide you towards concrete solutions and draw a clear blueprint of how to get there.

KOSTNER optimizes Microsoft On-Prem licenses, Office 365, Azure, and VMware consumption, saving an average of 25% on license costs, leaving you with more money on the bottom line to spend elsewhere. On 3D printers for example.

Profitability and Cost optimization is a CIO priority and a CIO decision. Book us, and we will show you how easy it can be, to achieve your top business objective.

Thanks AI.

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For CIO’s, deciding where to run IT in the future has become an increasingly daunting task.

With so many different solutions available, the decision of where and how to run IT goes deeper than deciding between cloud, outsourcing or running IT in-house.

Decisions have to be made about which servers to use, what licenses are best for your businesses needs, what payment method you want, just to name a few of the decisions facing CIO’s today.

Suddenly there are millions of possibilities and making a decision reaches a complexity level well beyond what is humanly capable.

With so much to consider it is only natural to want help when navigating the many possibilities in front of you.

However, getting outside advice can be difficult too and there are several things to consider before taking it on.

Bias as an example. Do they have a goal in selling you a specific solution? Are they advising you on the best solution or the solution that benefits them the most?

Expecting your technical- or operations-staff to take all this into consideration is unreasonable.

AI can help provide clarity in the endless possibilities facing any CIO.

AI technology can simulate and analyze every possible solution without any bias to find the best fit for your needs out of the millions of combinations available to you.

All that is needed from you is data. Asking your data beats using a typical consultancy approach requiring countless hours and resources.

At Kosnter we create AI technology to advise you on the best solution for your IT needs.

Where and how to run IT is a CIO decision. So is seeking the right assistance in making it.

Book a meeting, and we will show you how easy it can be to achieve the best solution possible.

Thanks AI.

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A treasure worth potentially millions was found hidden away in a local data center.

Rumors of hidden treasure had been circulating in the industry for years but after many presentations and meetings, no real progress had been made.

Some questioned why the treasure had not been found earlier after consultants had spent months searching for it.

The treasure was discovered thanks to the use of a new innovative AI technology.

The finders said no dusty old treasure map with a red “X” was ever found, instead, they used existing data to pinpoint the location of the treasure.

The AI technology was able to help optimize the project, finding the treasure in only a few hours.

The story does not end here, however.

The developers behind the technology say treasures just like this one can be found in data centers all over the world.

CIO and CTO’s everywhere are now being urged to check their data centers for potential treasures.

You could be one of them and claim your treasure worth millions.

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At Kostner, we believe it’s important to understand what you need. Have a look at this video with Mikkel Naesager to find out how we work with this question at Kostner

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