Gartner Research

How to Quickly Estimate I&O Costs, 2015

Published: 14 April 2015

ID: G00276468

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz

Summary

Requiring only six readily available data inputs, Gartner's total cost of infrastructure and operations (TCIO) model helps I&O leaders optimize costs, develop business cases and make key budget decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Estimate Your I&O Costs With Gartner's TCIO Model
    • Putting I&O Into Financial Perspective
    • Data Center TCIO
    • TCIO Outside the Data Center
    • Putting It All Together: An Example
  • Adjust Your TCIO Estimate by Refining Assumptions and Parameters to Fit Your Particular Situation
  • Use TCIO to Identify Cost Optimization Opportunities and Start to Build Budgets/Business Cases
    • Identifying Cost Optimization Opportunities
    • Supporting the I&O Budget
    • Developing Investment Business Cases

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