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Budgeting for Operational Planning: A Practical Framework

Matthew Williams (Director, IT Infrastructure Services, The University of Akron)

Date: Wednesday, May 22

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Pass type: All Access, Conference - Get your pass now!

Track/Topic: IT Strategy

Audience: All

Format: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Maintaining a large infrastructure footprint is a huge, fundamental challenge: First, you have to determine the lifecycle of your equipment and develop a replacement timeline. Then you need to align your infrastructure to a vendor's sales and support lifecycle, figure out how much it will cost to replace and finally, create a deployment schedule for the new gear. In this session we’ll present a framework for planning and predicting infrastructure lifecycle and costs. We'll help you gauge the expected lifecycle, understand total cost of ownership, and develop a timeline to refresh your equipment.