Chapter 5. Financial Planning

Using the results of your gap analysis and some of the outputs of the design work, you can create a financial strategy to support the investment in automation. The financial planning work occurs in parallel with the design and planning activities described in Chapter Four:

The network components of the data center and the advent of the Internet deliver greater access to information for a broader scope of users than ever before. This connectivity has created endless automation and remote system management possibilities. Whenever I'm asked whether any given initiative can be accomplished, the answer is always a resounding ...

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