If you read my blog about server refresh and quarterbacks, you will understand how important it is to have a good quarterback inside your organization leading the server refresh effort. Well at Intel IT that person is Matt Beckert.
I have had the opportunity to work closely with Matt over the past couple years and have watched Intelâ€™s server refresh strategy develop, get ratified and â€¦ because of the economic conditions â€¦ get questioned. It was interesting to sit on the sidelines and watch how the economy caused intel to question a proven strategy that delivered $45M of savings to intel in 2008 (Intel IT Performance Reports).
Ever since I was a kid, I have been an avid New England Patriots fan and Tom Brady is worth every dollar of the over $14M the Patriots will pay him in 2009â€¦
However, Iâ€™m sure glad that Matt is on the Intel IT team as his efforts have demonstrated to Intel that proceeding with server refresh in 2009 inside Intel ITâ€™s infrastructure is worth $19M of savings versus deferring refresh to 2010. Read more about â€śStaying Committed to Server Refresh Reduces Costâ€ť and find out where the savings came from, how Intel IT overcame the capital budget constraints internally to make this priority investment.
- Who is your server refresh quarterback?
- What is your savings opportunity?
- Model your potential savings for server refresh at www.intel.com/go/xeonestimator
Chris (Go Patriots )