Efficient IT Planning

Efficient IT Planning

Dell IT Simplification Assessment for Higher Education Institutions

As higher education institutions consider technology initiatives that support anytime, anywhere learning and greater administrative efficiencies, they must ensure they have the right IT infrastructure in place — one that protects vital student and institutional information and reduces IT complexity and costs.

Dell’s IT Simplification Assessment provides your institution with an understanding of existing pain points and unneeded costs prior to making your next technology investment. The assessment gives you an end-to-end evaluation of your infrastructure, identifying obstacles that might prevent successful implementation of your instructional, learning, administrative, business process and technology initiatives. It also provides a baseline of activity-based costs for your institution.

By understanding your current processes and their support costs, Dell can recommend a simplified future mode of operations that is more economical and efficient. Our assessment assists universities, colleges, community colleges, technical institutions — even academic systems with complex medical school technology environments.

It provides your institution with:
  • A business case that allows you to prioritize technology initiatives and gain support for funding and resources.
  • A 5x value-to-fee proposition: Dell usually proposes at least a 5x return over and above the cost of the assessment through better efficiency and recommended best practices.
  • A highly experienced team of consultants, focused on education.
With an IT Simplification Assessment, the Dell team will:
  • Assess your current IT operations (end-user computing, data center, applications, IT service management, security and compliance), collecting systemic, financial and qualitative data.
  • Identify cost-reduction opportunities and operational effectiveness.
  • Develop a road map to reduce complexity and maintenance spend based on ITIL standards.
  • Identify specific recommendations and improvements based on your initiatives and best-in-class infrastructure solutions.
Deliverables include a current-state/future-state summary, quick-hit improvements for immediate results and an executive summary that defines a road map for future initiatives.

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