Many administrators are looking to prepare their campuses for new instructional technology initiatives, with added challenges of reducing the cost of operations, improving IT efficiency and preparing for the future — all while struggling with decreasing budgets. By enabling your infrastructure to better support key initiatives such as Digital Content, Learning Management Systems or 1x1 initiatives, your institution will be well positioned to use the latest instructional technology in the most efficient manner.

Dell’s IT Simplification Enterprise Assessment service provides you the ability to understand existing pain points and unneeded costs prior to making your next technology investment. This assessment provides you with an end-to-end evaluation of your infrastructure, identifying obstacles that might prevent successful implementation of your instructional learning and technology initiatives. The assessment 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 to improve efficiency and significantly reduce costs.

Advantages of Dell’s IT Simplification Assessment:
  • Ideal for limited budget situations: This Assessment enables Schools to look to IT for cost reductions, reduce operational costs, and drive out complexity.
  • Unique and proven modular approach, tailored to your instructional technology initiatives.
  • 5x value-to-fee proposition: Dell usually proposes at least a 5x return through better efficiency and recommended best practices.
  • Highly experienced team of consultants, focused on Education.

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IT Simplification Assessment



With an IT Simplification Assessment, the Dell team will:
  • Assess your current IT operations (End User Computing, Data Center, Applications, IT Service Management, Security & Compliance), collecting systemic, financial and qualitative data
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities and operational effectiveness
  • Develop a roadmap to reduce complexity and maintenance spend
  • Identify specific recommendations and improvements based on your initiatives, and “best-in-class” infrastructure solutions. Deliverables include:
    • As is / To be Summary
    • Quick Hit improvements for immediate results
    • Transformational Initiatives
    • Recommended next steps
    • Executive Summary Presentation