Centrix Software: Organizations Are Lacking Visibility On IT Efficiency

Centrix Software today announced the results of a survey of IT professionals that looked at the ability of organizations to measure and monitor application usage and consumption, and how IT spend drives business value.

According to the survey, knowing how frequently an application is being used from a company’s IT infrastructure is a challenge for most IT managers: 54 per cent of respondents could give this information but with some difficulty, while 22 per cent found this extremely difficult or impossible to achieve. Only 24 per cent of respondents found it easy to provide this information on application usage.

Similarly, the ability to measure the true cost of application delivery across an organization’s entire estate is an issue for IT professionals, particularly in larger companies, with more than three quarters of respondents stating it would be difficult for them to achieve this.

Of the respondents, 31 per cent said that they would find it extremely difficult or impossible to measure their costs; 45 per cent said it was somewhat difficult; only 24 per cent of those surveyed said it would be easy to provide this information.

Centrix Software’s IT intelligence solutions, Centrix WorkSpace Discovery and WorkSpace iQ, enable organizations to capture vital information around the technologies that are installed and being used across large enterprise environments.

Centrix Discovery is available as a free download and provides a view on all the applications and devices in use within a company’s network.  It can be used to assess where software licensing can be rationalized and to identify good candidates for new platforms such as virtualization.  Centrix iQ provides a deeper level of reporting on application consumption and device use and enables IT to define and apply costs against services and applications, to support chargeback modeling, business service development and financial reporting.

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