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Archive for February, 2013

I am working in Australia for several weeks, and find that many sourcing companies (including HDS) have been in the Storage as a Service business for several years. Most companies are aware of these offerings and general acceptance seems to be higher here than in other parts of the world. Part of that may be [...]

After my blog entry last week discussing TCO and ROI, a colleague sent me this good article on how ROI and the economic buyer within IT is alive and well. I agree with the concept of “The Rise of the Economic Buyer” in that more people are trying to link economic benefits to technical investments. [...]


A colleague sent me this article about using ROI to justify IT investment requirements to business managers/leaders. Some follow on discussions have opened up an old debate about TCO versus ROI to justify IT spending in the face of potential savings. Since the inception of our Storage Economics work at HDS in 1999, I have [...]

In my last entry, the concept of project-based funding for IT resources was started. I want to take a deeper dive into some of the problems of project-based IT funding, and how these methods may have to change in the future as procurement and ownership of IT will likely change in the next few years.

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