TCS IT Best Practices Audit nominated for 2011 Chicago Innovation Award
The TCS IT Best Practices Audit has been nominated for the 2011 Chicago Innovation Award!
For the 10th consecutive year, the awards will celebrate the creative spirit of the Chicago region
by honoring the city’s most innovative new products and services.
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TCS Introduces a Self Service Option for IT Best Practices Audit
TCS has introduced a self service version of the IT Best Practices Audit. To collect the needed data, a web based data collection tool presents multiple choice,
"survey" questions to the user. When the survey questions are completed, data is sent to TCS for analysis, scoring, and report generation.
The Standard Audit Package includes 5 subjects: Desktops and Printers, Microsoft Servers, Storage, Networks, and Software Licensing.
The Premium Audit Package adds Data Center, IT Cost Containment, and Cloud Computing Readiness subjects for a total of 8.
For organizations that need to target specific subjects, an a la carte (per subject) option is available.
TCS presents at 2011 IT Financial Management Association Conference
TCS was featured at the 2011 ITFMA Conference in St. Louis, MO., and discussed the following topics:
You’ve Managed the Acquisition Costs, Now It’s Time to
Manage the Payback Using Best Practices
This session discusses the use of a new ITAM tool to conduct a structured,
comprehensive, vendor neutral audit of the use of infrastructure
(storage, servers, networks, desktops, etc.) best practices to identify high
impact, low cost actions that can maximize the reliability, utilization,
capacity, performance, and ROI of existing technology assets. Click here to view the presentation.
The ITAM Triple Play: Track IT, Measure IT, and Improve
IT Using Best Practices Workshop
This workshop introduces the methodology and benefits of integrating
Technology Business Management (tools that track IT budgets and
costs), IT Financial Benchmarking (tools that measure specific unit and
staff costs), and Infrastructure Best Practices (techniques to maximize
the reliability, capacity, and performance of the assets during their operational
lifetime). Several case studies will be used to illustrate how these
tools/techniques work together to identify budget variances, compute IT
specific cost statistics, and use peer data to identify areas of opportunity,
and direct the use of infrastructure best practices to correct and/or
optimize the capacity and performance of IT assets. Click here to view the presentation.
TCS Introduces Next Generation IT Financial Management Model at ITFMA Conference
The model combines and integrates IT Business Management software, IT Financial benchmarking, and the TCS IT Best Practices Audit.
Mr. Jed Rubin of Rubin Worldwide, the recognizied industry leaders
in the field of Technology Economics, calls the IT Best Practices Audit "the missing link in the IT Financal Management solution". TCS is working with leading ITBM and IT Financial Benchmarking
providers on the integration of processes and data.
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