EDUCAUSE ECAR Working Groups

TCO for Cloud Services: A Framework


The ability to effectively identify and compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT services is essential to understanding the complete impact on our institutions and the attendant shifts in costs as we migrate to the cloud. This TCO framework helps institutions understand and analyze all costs associated with running a system or service on-premises versus moving it to the cloud. It enables more accurate identification of the cost to a specific department, as well as the cost to the institution as a whole.

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