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Comments on Cisco UCS

When reviewing Cisco's TCO data, I can't help but be reminded of something attributed to Benjamin Disraeli, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." I'm sure he would have added benchmarks, ROI studies and TCO studies to the list had he known about them.

May 6, 2009 by

Avanade TCO model for virtualized environments

Steve Fink, Solutions Architect for Avanade, and I enjoyed a long chat about a TCO/ROI model that Avanade is using to help their clients project what their datacenter virtualization projects are likely to cost and what type of return could be expected at the end of that project. As a well known model jockey from my years at IDC, I'm always somewhat suspicious of models of this nature.

May 8, 2008 by

Risky business: Beyond TCO and ROI

TCO and ROI analysis are important for evaluating e-business costs but they don't provide a complete picture. Adrian Mello explains why enterprises should also evaluate risks and options when considering e-business projects.

February 12, 2002 by

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