Introducing IBM NICO
If you’ve outsourced your network infrastructure or if networking isn’t your organization’s core competency, you’re probably facing challenges controlling costs. If your service provider owns part or all of your network infrastructure processes, procedure, staffing and technology, the changes you can make are limited.
If this describes your environment, you need IBM’s NICO program, which uses the GSG platform, to help you regain control of your network, drive infrastructure costs down, identify and resolve systemic issues, and make use of networking best practices.
IBM NICO Quick Assess
IBM NICO Quick Assess is a quick online survey that gets a snapshot of your current network infrastructure, gathering key information about your organization, its network infrastructure, spend, and inventory, and the technologies, skills, and processes used in managing your network. It’s a turnkey system: after a quick turnkey analysis, you’ll be presented with a full report with tactical and strategic networking recommendations that will help you realize immediate and long-term savings opportunities.
IBM NICO Full Spectrum Assessment
After NICO Quick Assess, a full assessment comprising three concurrent optimization operations — physical site audit, network contract audit, and best practices implementation — expands on the initial assessment with deep analyses that identify the root causes of inefficiencies, locate and fix systemic issues, measure against industry best practices, and build a business case with ROI.
A visit to your organization’s major data and operations centers allows us to:
Realizes 7% – 20% immediate savings on sites in scope, plus remaining potential enterprise savings.
A thorough analysis of your network contracts can:
Realizes 10% – 30% immediate savings on contract scope, plus remaining potential enterprise savings.
A best practices implementation applies lessons learned from experience and industry observations and can deliver:
Realizes 10% – 20% productivity and efficiency savings, plus remaining potential enterprise savings.
Reduce costs, increase efficiency, and prepare for the future
With the current trends in enterprise computing — cloud computing, software as a service, big data and analytics, unified communications, mobile computing, social media, and an increased need for security — businesses are more reliant on their network structure than ever before. IBM NICO’s optimization services and strategies can help your organization’s network adapt and respond to always-changing business demands and the latest technology trends.
To find out more about how IBM and GSG can help your organization optimize it networks for cost savings and operational excellence, use the contact form below. An IBM NICO team member will contact you: