For many, rightsizing is associated with headcount reductions and divestment, but that is in fact “downsizing” with a more palatable name. In IT, rightsizing is not solely about cutting costs. It seeks to boost productivity by examining what resources are necessary and how you can get the job done more efficiently, at a reduced cost. It’s the process of restructuring a company’s IT infrastructure (including data centres and hardware) to make it more streamlined. Today, technology like virtualization and cloud computing has made the process of rightsizing easier by providing flexible service models that can be adjusted to meet a company’s needs.
For our enterprise customers, using SAP systems, rightsizing is usually driven by an upcoming migration, such as moving to SAP S/4HANA. Data can play a massive role here and a popular approach to rightsizing starts with a landscape analysis of data assets and data processes, we call this Rightsizing for SAP HANA.