Cost-benefit analysis for on-premises versus the cloud

 When deciding on a licensing model, many customers ask themselves several questions:

  • How much would it cost to proceed with a comparable on-premise solution?
  • What is the risk of not doing anything?
  • How long will it take to achieve a Return on Investment (ROI)?

These types of questions highlight the importance of cost-benefit analysis in an online services solution acquisition.

Organizations should engage in a cost-benefit analysis or produce a business case to ensure they're making a wise business choice.  When setting up the analysis, the organization should gather details surrounding the costs and capabilities of their current environment so that they can compare them to the Microsoft ...

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