Understanding Mainframe Costs in Business Terms - Computer Measurement Group

Understanding Mainframe Costs in Business Terms

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Understanding Mainframe Costs in Business Terms

Many mainframe installations struggle to understand their cost drivers in business terms. Which applications or business units drive which costs? How do changes to applications or business activity relate to increased costs? These questions often result in ambiguous answers because of the complexity involved in mapping technical measurements to business costs, applications, and organizations. Good data and tools can help manage the complexity. But successful cost allocation, whether it is used for chargeback, show-back, or just cost optimization, also requires careful planning. It impacts organization, processes, and mind-set. This presentation is based on real world experiences with business mapping and cost allocation from a wide range of installations including in-house, outsourced, and outsourcer environments.

Presented by

Steven Thomas, CTO at SMT Data

Steven Thomas is Chief Technology Officer at SMT Data; a software solutions company specializing in applying business intelligence tools and methods to capacity and performance data for clients worldwide with large IT installations.


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