A similar point applies when comparing ongoing operational costs. For instance, remember to factor in internal IT support staff and the apportioned overheads for housing on-premise equipment versus a cloud solution.
Compare operational costs
Comparing TCO between an on-premises and cloud solution over a 3-5 year period needs to be ‘like for like’. Cloud solutions have innovation and latest features baked into the standard pricing, estimate the additional cost of upgrade and replacement that a premise solution would require to keep pace.
Write out your key headings and the main points you intend to cover under each heading so the flow of your argument is clear. Share this with the decision making team to make sure you are on the right track.
Write it out
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