Optimizing IT Spend: Critical Success Factors: Sustainment Approach

This article is part four of a four-part series on optimizing IT costs. Revenue pressures in an oil downturn can lead to irrational IT cost cutting that adds risk and reduces competitive advantage, or it may result in the development of a long-term, continuous, cost optimization capability. Once the appropriate…

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Lawrence Eribarne is a Principal at Enaxis Consulting with over 20 years of experience as a technology leader performing IT organizational transformations as both an industry leader and IT advisor. Lawrence has a cross-industry background covering media, technology, military, and a strong emphasis on energy and manufacturing. Lawrence focuses heavily on IT strategy, portfolio management, cost optimization, operational process improvement, and value realization.

Prior to Enaxis, Lawrence held senior leadership roles within several global companies with responsibilities across strategy, planning, and service delivery. Lawrence also led IT service delivery and advisory engagements within SAIC at several Fortune 100 energy clients. He earned his BS from the University of Houston and MBA from Texas A&M University.

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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