Total cost of ownership analysis seeks to measure the life cycle costs of a particular solution stack—the end-to-end complete costs incurred to own and operate a mySAP solution over its useful life. Thus TCO serves to highlight the relationship between cost and performance, illuminating how quickly a particular solution can claim a return on investment.
Returning to Chapter 3 and the various solution characteristics that need to be envisioned and planned for in advance, a number of characteristics were discussed. I have collapsed these into a few key areas or considerations:
Security, Manageability, and other Operations areas
Throughout the next few ...