Understanding the TCO of server-based computing

There are several factors that make it more difficult for companies to develop better application management strategies.

There are several factors that make it more difficult for companies to develop better application management strategies.

A return to a more centralised, server-based computing model, particularly in respect of application deployment and management, can offer significant advantages. It is vital, however, to understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of applications, so that the value of such a project can be quantified, and so that the organisation can realise the full benefits. Butler Group has identified four major areas where it believes savings are possible: application support, licence management, user administration, and IT asset management.

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