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The Controversy of Chargebacks in the Cloud
Bernard Golden recently wrote an excellent article in CIO Magazine on the brewing controversy of Chargeback for Cloud Services and the challenge that comes with “charge for consumption.” He nailed it: “One of the most controversial issues in cloud computing is chargeback: pricing...
15 Nov 2010
Activity Based Costing is the best allocation methodology
I applaud Dean Branton for driving the need for Cost Transparency and chargeback systems in his article “ How to create a system for charging back IT services .” And I love his 5 key points: (paraphrasing) 1. A chargeback system should be efficient—not require more administration...
16 Mar 2010
Refocusing on Lean, Part 2
How do we Get There Companies doing the best in becoming Lean are focusing on a few key objectives: 1. Become a Service provider to the Business. The first step in maximizing value and creating processes is to understand how IT technology maps to IT Services that map to business services. A...
2 Feb 2010
Refocusing on Lean
I thought I’d start out the New Year by reexamining what it means to be Lean when it comes to IT. Although the roughest waters of the recent recession are behind us, spending is not expected to make a strong comeback in 2010. As we continue to think about reducing operating costs, and “doing...
28 Jan 2010
Building Trust in an Allocation Model
I spent some time with over 100 CIOs this last week at the CIO Perspectives event in New York. While Cost Reduction was still THE theme of that day, the 2 nd most talked about idea seemed to be the need to build trust with business leaders when rolling out a shared services model or a chargeback or allocation...
27 Apr 2009
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