Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a financial estimate designed to help consumers and enterprise managers assess direct and indirect costs related to the purchase of any capital investment, such as (but not limited to) computer software or hardware. A TCO assessment ideally offers a final statement reflecting not only the cost of purchase but all aspects in the further use and maintenance of the equipment, device, or system considered.
Effective requirements collection at the outset of the project is the key step that will ensure that the project manager can deliver what is actually expected. In this respect, the business analyst must become a key ally and advisor to the project manager. Most project managers are not trained business analysts, so taking advantage of the skill set that a business analyst can offer can greatly enhance the possibility of project success.
A conversation in 2011 between Joel Stone, Vice President of CenturyLink’s Global Data Center Operations and John Alaimo, CenturyLink Data Center Systems Engineer, raised an interesting question: ‘How can we lower the amount we are spending on powering and cooling our data centers?’ Click here to find out how.
In this short e-book, learn the top ten ways that IBM Platform Computing customers are using technologies like IBM Platform LSF and IBM Platform Symphony to help obtain results faster, share resources more efficiently, and improve the overall cost-effectiveness of their global IT infrastructure.
Recent IDC surveys of the worldwide high performance computing (HPC) market consistently show that cooling today's larger, denser HPC systems has become a top challenge for datacenter managers. The surveys reveal a notable trend toward liquid cooling systems, and warm water cooling has emerged as an effective alternative to chilled liquid cooling.
Discover the benefits of alternative financing and how it can help grow your business. Find out how you can work directly with these innovative companies to gain access to working capital for your small business. Led by a panel of Xero Add-on Partners, BodeTree and Kabbage, and advised by Xero Partner David Tunstall, CPA, of The Tunstall Organization, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of your access to funding and tips for streamlining the application process.
Build your reputation as a trusted advisor by showing clients how to work directly with alternative lenders to gain access to funding. Led by a panel of Xero Add-on Partners, BodeTree and Kabbage, and advised by Xero Partner David Tunstall, CPA, of The Tunstall Organization, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of new avenues for small business financing.
To help organizations evaluate their Business Intelligence needs, Panorama Software has built a vendor agnostic multi-vendor evaluation work sheet. Organizations can rank as many vendors as they wish in a spread sheet that contains over 150 features. All data is then aggregated into a results sheet, displaying your top options.
Are you spending more time than you anticipated shopping for a new business phone system?
Evaluating all of the phone system options on the market can be quite time consuming. Rather than wasting valuable time looking at a system that won’t fit needs of your size of business, it pays to focus in on those phone systems that are truly appropriate for your needs.
Compare Business Products has prepared the following comprehensive listing and reviews of the five leading phone systems on the market for each of the following business size categories:
• Small-size businesses
• Medium-size businesses (includes both on-premises and hosted solutions)
• Enterprise-level businesses
This white paper discusses the benefits of researching the total cost of ownership for a UC system and how businesses can lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) by selecting a simple yet sophisticated solution.
Whether you need to build a business case for a UC system, or are ready to select a new solution, this white paper offers a thorough, side-by-side comparison of ShoreTel and Avaya offerings to help you make informed decisions.
This document will highlight the financial link between better customer service and increased company profitability. It will also highlight several best practices that help organizations convert their service businesses from a cost center into a profit center.
This paper addresses the challenges of planning, budgeting and forecasting in a spreadsheet environment and highlights the advantages of using a software solution designed specifically for dynamic planning. The business challenges and drivers are discussed, including organizational and technological best practices to follow. A Planning Software Selection Matrix is included to assist decision makers in selecting the most appropriate planning software for their specific business processes and needs.
What if you could transform your communications system to rival the rich functionality and flexibility of bigger competitors with dedicated IT staff?
This new white paper compares the costs and functionality of using a hosted unified communications (UC) system "in the cloud" versus investing in an on-site "premises-based" system. The findings might surprise you.
Download this new white paper now to:
•Understand the tradeoffs between owning vs. hosted UC systems
•Review a dollars-to-dollars comparison in a full total cost of ownership (TCO) study
•Learn the pitfalls to avoid when evaluating different UC systems
Organizations should gain several advantages from server virtualization and cloud computing that will improve their overall ROI. This whitepaper discusses the best approach to saving precious IT budgets.
One of the great challenges in deploying a Unified Communications (UC) solution is determining the ROI for the expenditure. Learn how Windstream Communications will work with you to understand how your business operates and has the ability to integrate UC into your business processes.