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IT Automation: The Quest for Lights Out by Howie Lyke

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Ownership

Ownership is a key issue. The relevant question is "how many of the components in my technical plan can and/or should I contract to the vendor?" The areas to consider when answering this question include hardware leasing and ongoing service.

Choosing Lease versus Buy

Frequently, lease versus buy is a predetermined company-cultural decision. Accounting rules and the way your company has adopted them are likely to dictate the lease versus buy decision. Heavily leveraged companies that stress capitalization may require the purchase of hardware so that other costs such as expenses related to implementation can be included in depreciation. ...

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