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How to Use Eight Data Points to Estimate On-Premises I&O Costs

Published: 31 January 2017

ID: G00323772

Analyst(s): Ron Blair


Gartner's total cost of infrastructure and operations model provides a useful method for optimizing costs, developing business cases and making key budgetary decisions. It requires that I&O leaders use only eight readily available data inputs, in conjunction with Gartner's IT Key Metrics benchmarks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Gartner's TCIO Model to Estimate Your I&O Costs
    • Putting I&O Into Financial Perspective
    • Data Center TCIO
    • Non-Data-Center TCIO
    • Putting It All Together: An Example
  • Adjust Your TCIO Estimate by Refining Assumptions and Parameters to Fit Your Particular Situation
    • Customization Tip Regarding Virtualization
    • Using the Outputs
  • Pinpoint Cost Optimization Opportunities
    • Supporting the Development of the I&O Budget
    • Building Investment Business Cases

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