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IT Value Report

June 9, 2017

TCO analysis was popularized by the Gartner Group in 1987. The roots of this concept date back to the early 20th century...


June 9, 2017

The secret to cloud economics is utilization — every minute unsold is money you don’t get back,” said Greg DeMichillie, the head of product for Google’s cloud. “There are very few of us who can work at this scale.”
"The manufacturing world is being shaped by several...

February 15, 2017

Increasing demand for low total cost of ownership and increased spending on cloud-based technologies expected to drive the growth of the cloud technologies market during the forecast period.

The market for top 10 cloud technologies is expected to grow at a significant...

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...

September 30, 2015

Leading IT enterprises are migrating to all sorts of service-based digital business technologies - such as cloud, social media, IoT, mobile, and xaaS. For many organizations there are financial unknowns and risks in migrating to the use of these types of digital busine...

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 (...

April 9, 2015

Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzin...

October 22, 2014

More than 95 percent of companies currently use social media marketing. Is there a financial benefit? I performed extensive research – including a review of over 100 articles, blogs, white papers, and e-books – to answer the question.

We performed a meta-analysis of all...

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.”


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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