Blog Post: The Secret to Selling Virtualization to Your CFO
In last week’s blog, we talked about how virtualization is the most promising solution to the rising costs of tech, hardware, and infrastructure. However, benefits such as optimizing and scaling the company’s infrastructure alignment may not be enough to convince the finance team that the total cost of ownership (TCO) of virtualization can improve the company’s bottom line. Here is the secret to selling virtualization to the CFO.
Intangible Benefits of Virtualization
Few developments in the IT industry have been as influential as virtualization, Within four to five years, it will likely be commonplace among small businesses, large governments, local municipalities, and schools.
- Increased production speed
- Reduced time to market
- Decreased future costs associated with upgrading fewer physical servers
- Increased IT efficiency
- Hardware flexibility/independence
- Infrastructure automation
Calculating the hard data for infrastructure alignment and virtualization is a great start but these intangible benefits define the big picture and help create a convincing argument for virtualization.
Learn More About Virtualization
VMware’s ROI TCO tool is an in-depth calculator specifically designed for calculating the TCO of virtualization. The calculator strikes an excellent balance between depth and simplicity and guides users through the process of calculating the return on investment and total cost of ownership of virtualization.
For a practical example of the benefits of a virtualized environment, check out INDA’s Infrastructure Virtualization Success Story.
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About the Author
Jake Kent is an Entrepreneur and Business Owner who specializes in Information Technology. Jake has founded eight companies in the IT Consulting and Delivery, Investment Real Estate, and Community Banking industries. Jake brings vision, leadership and a strong work ethic to the CEO role. He leads by example, possessing remarkable skills, experience and expertise across business strategy, operations, financial management and sales and marketing. Read More…