IT Spending: The Myths of Benchmarking
Before you benchmark, read this article!
Benchmarking has made a lot of money for a lot of analysts and consulting firms. There are people who take benchmarking numbers to heart and repeat them to others without consideration of the meaning or consequences. Then there are those of us who understand but still use these numbers to further our agenda. How many of you are willing to admit that you have used benchmarking to deflect your own organization's shortcoming by making the point: "we just do not spend enough on IT," as if spending more would fix all the issues.
This article, dispels the myths of benchmarking and the dis-ingenuity that it breeds.
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A very good case study on running it like a business, aligning business with IT and defending the IT budget on value not cost! This document provides the steps necessary to measure the performance of information technology IT investments 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.
Posted on 05/20/2009 by