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Architecting the Industrial Internet by Carla Romano, Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Nath

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Financial justification of our supply chain project

We will now apply cost models to our supply chain efficiency example, and then align those with benefits achieved as we determine return on investment at various stages of our project. In this example, we'll first compare the costs of deploying a solution using an on-premises backend infrastructure with one that includes deploying the backend infrastructure using a PaaS model.

Note that the numbers we present here are not meant to be specific to a vendor (though we hope you find them broadly representative and that they provide you with guidance as to how you might create similar models). Some of the cloud vendors provide useful TCO modelling tools and other pricing tools to help you understand ...

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