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Archive for December, 2008

I have been writing about price and cost for years. Cost of acquisition is just a fraction of the TCO. In my work, labor is the single largest TCO element, followed closely by the total cost of acquisition. The next 3 most dominant TCO elements are migration costs and power/space/cooling and finally all the maintenance [...]

Great article from the UK, my compliments to our EMEA EVP Michael Vaeth.

I came across this article with some not-so-revealing statistics on IT spending trends year-to-date, and the prognosis for 2009.

I’m back

After a long-absence from the HDS blogosphere, I’m eagerly back online to share ideas and success stories. During the past 18 months since my last entry, I have traveled no less than 225,000 miles, consulting, training and mostly observing what is going in global economies, local IT cost pressures as well as hearing the ‘common [...]

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