IBM is offering a new set of tools designed to help chief information officers (CIOs) better observe and manage IT infrastructures.
The data analytics tools will be added to IBM's global services portfolio to provide utilities such as cash flow and resiliency information.
Steve Sams, vice president of site and facilities services at IBM, told V3.co.uk that the move will equip CIOs with the analytics tools used by chief financial officers and chief executives.
The tools will handle growing demands placed on IT departments without significantly raising costs, IBM said, and will help CIOs better plan and manage infrastructure for large datacentres.
"These businesses are strapped and the CIO is between a rock and a hard place," said Sams. "Analytics to some extent is the way through this problem."
Sams also believes that the tool can help organisations avoid the corporate politicking and infighting that can occur within IT.
When CIOs do not have a clear picture of a company's overall IT picture, various departments can find themselves at odds with one another rather than working together.
"The simple fact is that, until they had the facts, this was an intensely political decision," he said. "This will allow CIOs to have the facts they need to make some very compelling decisions."
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