IT Value Report

May 8, 2020

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 6, 2020 –Total cost of ownership (TCO) now rivals performance as a top criterion for purchasing high-performance computing (HPC) storage systems, according to an independent study published by Hyperion Research.

While performance still ranked firs...

March 20, 2019

Reprinted from Infoworld, January 10, 2018 - author, Tim Lebel

The bottom line for cloud TCO is that it’s not about cloud at all. It’s about your business and the applications your business depends on to stay competitive.

In the late 1980s, Gartner popularized the term “...

July 23, 2018

IT has looked into the mirror. Does it still see itself as a bunch of nerds? Not so much anymore. Increasingly, IT has recognized itself as a business process and further refined that to productize IT services (portfolio management, service catalog, ITaaS, ITBM, etc.)....

June 28, 2018

It was great participating in the recent ITFMA conference in San Francisco. We certainly enjoyed the sessions, the setting and the good company. A main theme of many of the presentations was ‘how to cost the migration to the cloud?’ which was the focus of both of our p...

May 20, 2018

Every enterprise is facing or will soon face replatforming decisions. New IT Alternative Delivery Vehicles and Services (ADV&S) are viable and often attractive alternatives to the status quo. While issues such as flexibility, agility and responsiveness are critical in...

April 22, 2018

When framing a re-platforming decision, it’s important to ask the basic questions that assure the successful economic justification of the initiative. It’s also important to answer them accurately, completely and objectively. Additional dimensions to the strength of th...

March 29, 2018

As we developed Workload TCO Analysis, it was critical for us to be able to answer the question “What is a workload?. In my experience, clients often refer to “workload”, but can’t really define what that is. Clearly if one wants to quantify the cost of a workload, pro...

March 29, 2018

How will you build the business case for the digital transformation - or simply your next cloud transition? We believe the answer is:

1.     to assess cost by fully-burdened workload and 

2.     address the full life-cycle cost including current and f...

March 29, 2018

When I first created TCO, it was a way of understanding the full life-cycle cost of assets. The basic unit of measure was the thing, a PC, a server, and / or all the other stuff commonly found from the desktop to the data center. My advice to Gartner clients was “when...

September 22, 2017

We have recently published our whitepaper on the TCO of Modern BI implementations.  The study was in three parts.

First we created a BI TCO model. We call this the BI Value√ TCO framework.

Then we interviewed seven large corporate users that used Tableau, assorted legacy...

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