Optimization is a structured, systematic process for assessing organizations IT infrastructures across capabilities to provide an optimization road map that achieves dynamic IT. The road map can help companies define and implement optimization initiatives that will enable proactive IT management and reduce cost and risk across the IT organization. These optimization initiatives also enhance user needs and user experience to increase productivity and amplify the impact of employees. Optimization enables businesses to realize the full value of their IT infrastructure investments and establishes IT as a strategic business asset that can facilitate innovation and help organizations respond quickly to change.
To help customers assess the effectiveness and potential of their IT infrastructure, create agility, and reduce costs, Microsoft® has developed Optimization models based on industry and analyst work. Optimization can be viewed in two perspectives: