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How to Determine the True Total Cost of Ownership in the Hybrid Cloud

The rules of IT cost/benefit analysis have changed.

Total cost of ownership (TCO) has been used effectively for years. The analysis works well when there is a static workload. You know the cost of the server, storage, software, and network resources required. You can anticipate the costs to manage and maintain the environment.

Dog Days, Managing Desktops, Laying Down Your Tracks

Here in Dallas, every single day in August, so far, has hit 100 degrees.  The extended forecast for the next 10 days shows no change.  My lawn, despite regular watering, is starting to brown.   The heat is a total beat down.  No escape.   It’s hard to want to do much more than stay inside (avoid), go to Colorado (run away), or hit the pool (relief, albeit relative with water temps over 90degrees 24X7).

I’m not sure if any of those are really solutions to the problem of it being hot.  There may not be a solution to this problem; I live here, I choose to live here, I deal with it.

Bridging the gap between realization and execution of TCO savings.

This past month I've had the opportunity to create various Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models for our prospective clients.  In creating them, I realized that the gap between learning about the potential in savings versus the gap in executing is a function of where the project lies in the priorities of the organization.  In other words, yeah the savings look great but there are more compelling projects ahead of it.  Nothing new here, it has always been that way.