Between shrinking budgets and the increasing pace of business, the goal of doing more with less is real within IT organizations. However, the goal inside Intel IT is not to reduce the IT budget – it is to extract the maximum business value from IT investment and innovation.
Meeting this objective takes new ways of thinking about the purpose and future of IT. We're actively evolving our role to the point where Intel business leaders are more dependent than ever upon IT. That’s what happens when an IT organization runs IT like a business for the business. Rather than fall into the trap of optimizing IT only for IT results, we use strategic planning, well-defined performance metrics, and diligent IT governance to better align IT with overall business goals to reduce risk and maintain compliance.
Intel IT uses innovative threat modeling techniques, risk analysis, and training to effectively manage risk throughout our enterprise. Our goal is to enable rapid adoption of new technologies and usage models like cloud, consumerization, and social media, all while providing security in an evolving landscape. To do this, Intel IT has embarked on a radical five-year redesign of Intel’s information security architecture.
Strategic planning: Optimizing the value of IT investments
Intel IT’s objective is to drive investment and optimize our budget to create maximum business value from every IT dollar spent. We conduct a rigorous and regular strategic planning process to identify industry trends, align IT’s planning calendar with our business planning, and evaluate how IT investments and governance match long-term business goals. In short, we manage IT like a business for the business.
IT sustainability: Less waste, more business value
IT Sustainability initiatives have tremendous financial value in addition to being good for the environment. Programs like server refresh, PC refresh, video conferencing, and green printing save Intel millions in costs while significantly reducing energy consumption.
Intel IT Spotlight: Security gets personal in the enterprise
With safeguards in place to protect data and intellectual property, we are allowing employees to select the tools that suit their personal work styles and facilitate their job duties.
Intel Chief Information Security Officer, Malcolm Harkins suggests we embrace social media and social computing to reduce risk.
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