The CFO Guide to Information Technology Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Guide to Information Technology Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) provides a model to identify, select and fund the best IT projects.
Information Technology Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) provides a high level model or framework to calculate IT project costs. This model has two dimensions 1) total cost of ownership analysis 2) information technology components such as hardware, software etc.
Download (please login and scroll down)
Documents are in common file formats such as Microsoft Word (doc), Powerpoint (ppt), Excel (xls,csv,xlsx), and Adobe pdf.Download
What is the biggest problem facing IT Value? Lack of single framework that connects business and IT - top to bottom; left to right. Can a single framework connect the organizational stovepipes and frameworks within each? This is a good start but the... An excellent discussion on the business value of IT and the tools and frameworks toward that end. MUST Read! This paper discusses business/it alignment in the context of eBusiness. In this series, we will discuss IT Value - from its definition to a framework to measure and track it
An improved method for measuring Total Cost of Ownership of data center and network room physical infrastructure and relating these costs to the overall Information Technology infrastructure A guide to outcomes management methodology Applied Information Economics (AIE) is a method for quantifying the value of IT investments. This overview of AIE provides an overview of key IT decision problem, how AIE solves them and how AIE is different from other methods.
Overview of Earned Value Management (EVM) - what is EVM? Why should we use EVM? How to use EVM? An excellent guide to Economic Value Added (EVA) - it introduces the framework and provides good guidance on it use. The handbook approaches the topic from a general manager's perspective (not from a quant jock's perspective) so it makes the concept... Is there a connection between business value and IT capability? Why yes, you proclaim. Now prove it! If you need help, this paper may be a good place to start. A guide to Earned Value Management (EVM) This paper provides the results from two total cost of ownership (TCO) based studies to make a case for migrating from mainframes to open system alternatives.
Business-IT alignment From a Value-Based Perspective covers the basics of it alignment, value modeling as a tool and provides an overview of VITAL - Value-based IT Alignment.
Managing IT like a business? Here is another tool to assist you. This presentation provides an introduction to the WiBe 4.0 framework: How do you assess the value created by IT in the private sector? In the public sector? Is there a common framework that can be employed for both? Returns are NOTHING without risk. Get it? Ever wonder what all the time and money spent getting up the CMM maturity curve get you? Wonder no more! Cloud computing business case to justify based on return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) This case study uses Six Sigma to assess the value of CMM. Good discussion. What is the impact of customer retention efforts on Customer lifetime value? Read On... What is the connection between shareholder value and customer lifetime value? Read On... Does IT Spending Matter? The answer is an emphatic no. Then what does? Read on... What is the lifetime value of a "customer"? Use this simple but powerful toolkit to get an answer. This paper provides the connection between IT investments and business innovation. Due diligence activities usually are focused primarily on business and financial issues. Thus, many organizations fail to look closely enough at the information technology aspects of the deal. As a consequence, companies may put large proportions of... This slide presents the essence of Earned Value Management (EVM) framework through an example. This presentation documents the state of IT today - pretty sad commentary - or to be accurate in 2004 but I trust not much has changed since. It takes these facts and figures to build a case for the five critical success factors to manage IT for va... Managing for customer lifetime value is a wonderful ambition but remains a pipe dream for most companies. The authors argue that "human costs" are often left out of total cost of ownership (TCO) calculations thereby leading to inaccurate analysis and results.
This paper presents a cost and performance measurement system that integrates the Activity-Based Costing (ABC) method with the Economic Value Added value-based financial performance measure. A presentation on the Earned Value Management (EVM) methodology. Good read! This paper explains in depth the Economic Value Added (EVA) framework, its proper use and compares the framework to other value measurement frameworks. Value-based IT Alignment (VITAL) overview and discussion on basic underlying principles and components of this it value based framework. The paper presents a framework for developing an IT Strategy for business value. A very good presentation on EVA. Good Read! This cost estimation guide provides invaluable information on cost estimation - throughout a project's lifecycle and its connection to other levers of value creation such as risk. This paper explores the connection between IT value and IT Balanced Scorecard/IT Strategy Maps. It describes patterns of IT value i.e. ways in which IT creates/enables value, connects IT value with cascaded and linked strategic objectives and discu... Can you say with certainty that your IT is aligned with business? Can you prove it? If improving IT ROI is an imperative for you, read on. This paper will show you how to improve ROI by 10% or more… Enclosed is an introduction to "Applied Information Economics" aka AIE. The author - Douglas Hubbard - provides the value proposition for the value proposition measuring framework! Good Read!
Is there "managing" to anything else? Read this excellent discussion on how everything in an enterprise should be managed. "We conclude that no existing method is suitable for assessing the business value created by IT assets." This presentation discusses best practices to manage information technology for value. This paper details the critical cost of ownership metrics and explains how they impact your return on investment.
Want to measure the value of IT? Intel has proposed a solution based upon its "Business Value Index." Attached is an introduction to the methodology. This presentation discusses a research study to measure the business value of Information technology (IT) CIOs are caught in a vicious circle of "cost cutting" begetting more cost cutting expectation! How can you get out front and demonstrate IT's value? Very good discussion on IT Value and ROI measurement. Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM) provides an overview of the basic concepts and highlights industry trends in its usage over the decades. Last week, we lay the foundation for a discussion on IT Value. This week, we look at specific areas where IT creates value. Last week, we focused on revenues. This week, we look at the costs in the IT value equation.
Last week, we discussed the cost dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the time to market dimension.
Last week, we discussed the time to market dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the quality dimension.
Last week, we focused on quality and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at productivity and its impact on IT Value
Last week, we focused on productivity and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at customer satisfaction and its impact on IT Value
Last week we discussed customer satisfaction. This week we will look at the risk dimension of IT Value.
This presentation provides a total cost of ownership (TCO) based justification for personal computer lifecycle management in the enterprise. This paper describes the Performance-Based Earned Value framework (PBEVSM) and its benefits. This presentation discusses the use of real options to value IT investments. A Framework to calculate full life cycle total cost of ownership (TCO) of business applications. This guide to strategic planning provides an in-depth discussion on the process, roles, and responsibilities in developing and implementing a strategic plan. This process can be adapted for information technology strategic plans as well. An excellent presentation on measuring and managing "value" - discusses various frameworks. MUST READ! This IT Cost optimization guide provides ideas to achieve "Rapid, Radical & Sustainable IT Cost Improvements" IT Value Hierarchy provides a framework to assess IT value/roi so a CIO can make better IT project portfolio prioritization decisions. Are you about to lose your kingdom for the want of a nail? Say what?
This analyst report quantifies the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and using this framework presents a side-by-side comparison of five top ERP systems. This research study discusses the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the top four Microsoft Exchange mail server security solutions. An overview to Value Measuring Methodology (VMM). A framework to calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a data center and network room. This paper presents a research study to evaluate six computing models using Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) framework.
A 4-year total cost of ownership (TCO) comparing cloud and on-premise business application deployment. This whitepaper summarizes key factors to consider in a platform cost comparison that evaluates financial costs and benefits of mainframe and distributed platforms. This study analyzes the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Sun Java Communications Suits and compares and contrasts it with the TCO of Microsoft Exchange. This study explores the total cost of ownership (TCO) of operating linux versus windows servers. This whitepaper presents a total cost of ownership (TCO) based comparison of initial deployment costs of blade versus rack mounted servers This white paper uses the total cost of ownership (TCO) model to evaluate advanced store system software. This case study uses Total Economic Impact (TEI) to evaluate the financial impact of implementing the application streaming feature of Citrix's Presentation Server. The document shows all calculations and assumptions that go into creating this busin... This case study uses Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) to evaluate the financial impact of implementing the Virtual Queuing Solutions. The document shows all calculations and assumptions that go into creating this business case using Total Eco... This case study uses Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) to evaluate the financial impact of implementing the VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The document shows all calculations and assumptions that go into creating this business case usi... Understanding the IT Value equation is critical to making IT Decisions. This article provides guidance using the education industry. The IT function should be at the heart of an organization’s efforts to reduce the cost of conducting business. Here’s what CIOs and other business leaders should focus on. This presentation provides good guidance on using Balanced Scorecard from strategy to execution - driving high performance teams to envision, create and deliver value.
A framework to calculate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The current debate over IT spending often misses the point. It’s not how much you spend, it’s the way you manage your IT spending that counts. The goal is not reduced spending but selective, value-creating spending that makes a greater contribution ... A "How to" guide to IT value measurement. This paper presents an overview of some the more famous frameworks to measure IT's public value. The surprise here is that these frameworks can be used by "for profit" corporations as well.
Posted on 06/07/2010 by