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Determine IT operating costs to show the value of cloud migration

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Determine IT operating costs to show the value of cloud migration
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Any IT project requires an assessment of present and predicted costs and savings. Those amounts fall into two categories: Capex and Opex.

IT operating costs assessment is a vital part of proposing a cloud migration. IT must demonstrate both the department’s and the cloud’s business value. It’s time to baseline and estimate IT operating costs.

Things start to get less solid for a running platform. This involves operational expenditure (Opex): the total cost of operating that platform.

Few organizations plan IT operating costs well. They know, and plan for, rolling maintenance costs to the hardware, as this is part of the original purchase contract. Determining the costs of the human resources involved in operating the platform requires access to data on the full time equivalent costs of each person on the IT team, which may not be simple for an IT manager to acquire. Additionally, many variables are not under one team’s control: Data center, power, and other utilities maintenance may be under facilities rather than IT. The rise of BYOD means that much of the cost of providing and managing access devices — such as mobile data costs — are hidden within individuals’ expense accounts.

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via the fine folks at FSLogix

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FSLogix Founded by industry veterans Kevin Goodman and Randy Cook, FSLogix is a startup that came out of stealth mode at BriForum Chicago 2013. FSLogix Apps provides Dynamic Application Visibility, which enables policy-based control of when any application is visible to individual users or groups from a single golden image. With FSLogix Apps, IT administrators realize the benefits of application virtualization for all Windows® applications on physical, VDI and Citrix/RDSH platforms.FSLogix Apps is an advanced application filtering solution that enables administrators to dramatically reduce the number of images required to support any enterprise, with any deployment system, on any Windows based infrastructure. FSLogix Apps delivers Dynamic Application Visibility, and policy based control of application visibility to individual users or groups from a single golden image.

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