We are deploying more technology than ever before with more complexity serving a much wider user base. The point to consider is that it is not just the additional CapEx commitment on an ongoing basis but also what OpEx follows on from the new capital investment.
When considering the decision to expand your IT capital investment to accommodate new technology and systems vs beginning the move to the cloud the following are important points:
- The direct costs that accompany running a server: power, floor space, storage, and IT operations to manage those resources.
- The indirect costs of running a server: networks and storage infrastructure and IT operations to manage the general infrastructure.
- The overhead costs of owning a server: procurement and accounting personnel, not to mention a critical resource in short supply: IT management and its attention.