IT Value Report

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.)....

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...

February 10, 2017

For many years I have discussed the idea of right-brain and left-brain dominated CIOs and their IT organizations. The left-brain dominated personality is logical and computational. The right-brain personality is visualizing and intuitive.

Left-brain focused CIOs are mor...

June 2, 2015

I was invited to speak at the recent 28th annual meeting of IT Financial Management professionals in Pittsburgh.  The ITFMA is an association of practitioners in the art and science of understanding, calculating and communicating the cost of IT in their organizations (...

August 27, 2014

A few weeks ago VMware released a blast at Amazon’s recently released total cost of ownership (TCO) bake-off model that compared AWS cloud services with the on-premise vSphere suite of virtualization products. VMware called the AWS online tool “biased and inaccurate.”

O...

July 1, 2014

The International Institute of IT Economics (IIIE) is dedicated to better understanding of the costs and benefits (TCO and ROI) of Information Technology investments. Our mission is to validate the value proposition of IT investments through rigorous methodology, marke...

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