Lowering Total Cost of Ownership
Simplifying and converging the lifetime costs of IT investments
The 80:20 rule of spending 80% of IT budget on maintaining existing systems and infrastructure is fast changing. In today’s climate, CIOs are challenged with ensuring budgets contribute more to innovation.
IT leaders are increasing the rationalisation and modernisation of legacy infrastructure, systems and applications in order to release funding for vital growth initiatives which drive new business and open new markets.
The challenge in demonstrating the full lifetime cost of new IT investments, is often a stumbling block to getting board-level approval.
Lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT infrastructure
Typically, organisations have multiple business-critical services including front office applications such as Cloud-based CRM and accounting applications, Voice communications and data transfer over corporate networks. Each service requires an investment in a Network connection to carry the traffic. The result is multiple investments to deliver each of these services - often from differing service providers depending on the type of service.
These multiple infrastructure investments result in varying Service Level Agreements (SLAs), as well as varying indirect costs relating to support and maintenance. Calculating the TCO of infrastructure assets becomes difficult and unreliable.
Converged services are key to lowering TCO
Our customers are able to calculate the cost of their infrastructure assets with ease. Comparison with alternative investments is logical and transparent. Our commercial and technological models are designed to ensure our customers can see the full cost of their infrastructure investments.