IT simplification and cost reduction

Companies—large and small—are looking for ways to simplify operations and reduce IT costs while meeting the demands of their business.  IBM offers a no-charge economics study of your IT environment to determine the most effective technical and economical solution for your business.

Studies, tools, and research


Our team is specialized in examining economic differences between solutions in client environments and focused on identifying areas for efficiencies, cost reductions and increased business value.


We have world-wide and local teams with expertise in IT economics methodology, as well as on-site client consulting.


Receive a detailed analysis based on your customized scenario with recommendations to achieve technical and business requirements.

Workload placement

We help you understand the effects of consolidating, offloading, and placing workloads on alternative platforms, as well as ways to exploit and compare platform attributes in order to optimize workload performance and costs.

IT best practice benchmarking

By comparing your actual IT environment with industry best practices, we help you improve your IT forecasts and actual spending.

Chargeback analysis

We work with you to identify and overcome chargeback policies that drive adverse IT decisions and help you align your chargeback policies to actual IT costs.

LinuxONE calculator

For first time enterprise users of IBM LinuxONE™, we quantify the business impact of consolidating workloads from x86 servers.

zIIPs estimator

Lower the cost of Java applications using z Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs™).  It only takes a few minutes to get a personalized TCO estimate.

An IBM IT Economics assessment

Evaluate technical and economic differences between your existing environment and alternative solutions, including:

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IT operating costs, capital expenditures, migration, server upgrades, maintenance.

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Business values (KPIs) and qualities of service (SLAs, security, resiliency, serviceability).

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Workload consolidation, server utilization and performance efficiencies.

Return on investment and payback period.

Total cost savings over multiple years.

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Modernization with hybrid cloud.

Schedule with us

Engage with the IT economics team to make an informed, financially based decision including a no-charge assessment to evaluate IT requirements, quantify costs and compare alternative solutions using TCO and business value analysis.