IT Value Report

So What's a Workload?

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, project the cost forward and compare it to the cost of alternative platforms, then the workload needs to be carefully defined. In its most simple expression, workload is a term used to describe a collection of activities that need to be done. A workload is a unique metric. It is defined by the work it performs and is scaled to the level of effort of the work. By scaling I mean that a workload can be a very small function, like res

Mind the Gap - IT is undergoing seismic change as next-generation technologies drive digital busines

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 forecasted production costs as well as the often missed or underestimated migration costs. We call this blind spot "The Gap". To address this need, The TCO Alliance, a partnership of the International Institute of IT Economics and IT Business Decisions is pleased to announce Workload TCO Analyst. Key Issue: What is the true cost of IT transitions? Solution: Perform a rigorous financial analysis of: · Major on-premises and managed services wo

The Road to Workload TCO – The New Unit of Measure For IT Cost

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 you open the shipping boxes, out come the computers, and an assortment of people from the help desk, system administration, security, procurement, asset management, IT management, and end users.” The TCO was based on the physical asset and all the related labor and service costs were bundled into that asset. This was the logical way to look at IT in the 1980s and 1990s. TCO was designed to identify and manage the cost of the IT

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