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Capturing more value in the IT discussion

In his Weekly Update, David Linthicum, the Gigaom Research curator for cloud, explores ‘Cloud computing’s elusive TCO (total cost of ownership)’. David aptly notes the new value and advantages–e.g., agility and time to market for new services–that cloud solutions typically provide over other alternatives, and he offers some pointers on how an enterprise can calculate the broader value and TCO of new cloud implementations.

This perspective can help not only in conducting formal TCO exercises, but also in capturing and considering the broader value of new investments within IT discussions throughout the enterprise.