Return on Infrastructure, the New ROI

McShea, Michael
July 2009
IT Professional;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p12
Academic Journal
The article discusses the return on infrastructure employed (ROIE), a financial metric to measure the value of information technology (IT). It notes that ROIE is used to determine the cost and benefit of capital equipment. It also discusses several evaluation methods including return on investment (ROI) measurements, applied information economics (AIE), and real options evaluation (ROE). The dynamic nature of data center design as well as the advantages and benefits of ROIE are also discussed.


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