Achieving Cost Predictability in Enterprise IT Operations


NetCraftsmen_eBook_CostPredictability_CoverImageDo you struggle to control costs in your IT department because of constantly changing business and technical demands? Are you unable to meet your organization’s long-term strategic IT needs because your resources aren’t enough to keep your network running?

Many trends are contributing to unplanned growth in IT expenses, and IT leaders in virtually every industry face real challenges when it comes to achieving cost predictability. However, rest assured — it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s possible to achieve greater certainty over IT costs and free up key personnel to focus on vital strategic initiatives.

Here’s what you will learn in this eBook:

  • The issues and trends that lead to unplanned growth in IT expenses
  • The value of proactive, rather than reactive, infrastructure management
  • How to drive critical projects forward on time and within budget

Click here or on the image to the right to download your copy of the eBook, “Achieving Cost Predictability in Enterprise IT Operations.”



Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.