IT cost transparency
The advent of cloud computing and specifically its highly transparent pay as you go usage model has provided a new imperative to solve the difficult question ‘What is the real cost of IT?’
Our model answers this question in a straight-forward and rapid manner using technical and financial expertise, along with the power of community based knowledge. Our model harnesses the knowledge already present in your people and provides them with the means to very rapidly describe the composition of individual IT services and to allocate validated costs to each area.
This community based approach provides a very rapid solution because it focuses on and utilises the knowledge and experience of people as well as making use, where appropriate, of technology. It is an approach that leverages the important, existing assets residing in an organisation’s people, whilst at the same time creating a consensus view.
Aligning IT and finance systems
The key consensus is that between the finance team and the IT team. Our model provides the fundamental basis for such alignment. Once obtained it is very easy to establish valid IT benchmarking measures in different parts of an enterprise. With effective benchmarking in place, we have found that IT cost reductions will almost certainly follow.
How the model works
Building on the highly effective frameworks and templates in the model, the community delivers and helps validate the information required. This drastically reduces the implementation time whilst also providing a common platform for shared understanding of the composition of IT services and associated costs.
Our model is specifically designed to facilitate the sharing of information followed by collaboration to achieve results. Very often collaboration is around sharing best practices within an organisation and or, selected and trusted peers.