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Toolkit: Five-Minute Cost Estimator for IT Infrastructure and Operations

Published: 19 May 2016

ID: G00276135

Analyst(s): Ron Blair , Jay E. Pultz


This Toolkit provides an Excel spreadsheet that I&O leaders can use for the initial estimates of the total cost of I&O; estimates can be developed for the data center and other I&O systems (e.g., networks). Only nine available inputs (e.g., the number of Windows servers or Windows OSs) are required.

Table Of Contents

When to Use

Downloadable Attachments

  • fiveminutetciotoolkit.xls
  • fiveminutetcioexample.xls
  • Directions for Use
  • Example
  • Outputs
  • Example Output
  • Calculations and Assumptions for the Toolkit

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