Results tagged "ROI"
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November 14, 2012 12:50 PMCompanies that examine the business case for UC often focus on the "unified" aspect. But the real returns come from integration. Here's why.
March 30, 2012 09:00 AMEven though the process of classifying data is, in theory, well understood and considered a tenet of good business and security practices, industry observers say companies are not doing it across the board—or doing it well.
March 15, 2012 01:00 PMWhen ROI (return on investment) is used in an IT context, it invariably boils down to how quickly a company can realize a return on hardware, software licensing and the day-to-day expenses of running a data center. Enterprises’ results in this area have been impressive, with many companies realizing cost-savings benefits in the tens of millions of dollars.
January 23, 2012 09:50 AMBoys and girls, today's homework assignment is a thought experiment. I want you all to put yourselves in the shoes of the CXO team making a decision to move to private cloud. There is, of course, one catch: You may not factor in ROI. We're dropping ROI because it clouds the subject (bad pun intended.) Let's skip the why-should-I-do-this-experiment; I'd of course default to,"Because I told you so."
September 20, 2011 08:38 AMAlthough cloud computing persists as a top priority for CIOs, cloud is still in its infancy and already is undergoing significant revisions to improve its value proposition for more discerning customers. They are increasingly expecting cloud services providers to deliver solutions with the ability to make major operational and financial impacts on strategic areas of the business.
September 13, 2011 08:18 AMMost private cloud discussions revolve around the ROI of the architecture. Many discussions begin and quickly end with ROI. The reason is that ROI is very difficult to show in real numbers for any IT investment, but more so when the majority of the costs are soft costs.
July 05, 2011 12:25 PMAny migration to the cloud should have a focus on the services required and the best way to deliver those services. Business enablement should hold as much, or more, weight than ROI. The same holds true when discussing virtual desktops.
June 22, 2011 01:00 PMA new service, UptimeCloud, features dashboards to monitor and measure the cost of cloud deployments in real time, predict future cloud costs based on real workloads, provide automated cloud cost saving recommendations for cloud deployments, and help IT departments ensure cloud deployments are perfectly fitted to capacity needs.
June 10, 2010 01:27 AMAs the economy crawls out of recession, organizations will examine ways to improve the quality of their application services, and many will turn to end-to-end application performance management (APM). While the business case for APM varies based on the type of organization, all organizations must develop the ROI as an initial step. Business units that rely on critical applications to drive revenue or internal efficiencies cannot afford to experience application performance issues or application failures, and will be the biggest benefactors of APM.
March 19, 2010 09:52 AMThere are ways to calculate the Return On Investment (ROI) when moving IT from the data center to the cloud, but experts say the savings to the IT budget is only a fraction of the reason to do so. Analysts and proponents of cloud computing discussed calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) and the ROI of moving to cloud computing at Cloud Connect, a three-day conference this week in Santa Clara, Calif.
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