RAPID Value Management for the Business Cost of Ownership

RAPID Value Management for the Business Cost of Ownership

Readiness, Architecture, Process, Integration, Deployment

1st Edition - September 22, 2003

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  • Author: Andrew Wigodsky
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492223

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The model presented in this manual for the IT professional helps managers work with tech workers and their customers to make a clear and well-substantiated argument for IT service investments. In order to validate and fully explain this model, Wigodsky presents an overview of the "why" behind technology investment for any organization, and combines this with detailed real-world solutions that maximize BCO efficiency. By eliminating the "futz factor" commonly associated with system ownership costs, the book provides a glimpse of the next generation IT architecture, a repeatable process for identifying organization-wide system costs, and a customizable model for integrating BCO management with your people, processes, and technology.

Key Features

· Provides detailed technical architectures, processes, and integrated solutions using common computing technologies
· Helps the reader build a customized model for reviewing the long-term potential costs and benefits of interrelated IT investments
· Includes observations of HP thought leaders, experienced consultants, and customers on past projects


Project and Technical Managers, Network and Systems Architects, Information Technology Executives, Directors, and Managers. Also Graduate and undergraduate business and information management students, and Sales and marketing professionals selling IT solutions

Table of Contents

  • Taking a Razor to Information Technology IIT); On the Classification of IT Components; Using RAPID to Identify Relationship Between Architecture and Process; Readiness: Solution Strategy; Architecture: Foundation Services; Process: Best Practices; Integration: Coherent Infrastructure; Deployment: Questioning Change and Decision Making; Business Cost of Ownership; Shaping RAPD IT Solutions; RAPID IT Components; Beyond Cost of Ownership
    Appendeces: Hewlett-Packard ITSM Activities; HP Infrastructure Operations.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Digital Press 2003
  • Published: September 22, 2003
  • Imprint: Digital Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492223

About the Author

Andrew Wigodsky

Drew Wigodsky is a technical consultant in Hewlett-Packard Services Consulting and Integration. His diverse technology experiences include a myriad of roles as developer, designer, architect, project manager, executive, and owner. Before joining Rainier/Compaq/HP, Drew was a consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services, an executive in a small-business technology consultancy, a consulting practice director, and developed software for high-speed banknote image processing and telephone sales management. His customers include large and small multinational corporations, colleges, state governments, and non-profit organizations. Currently, Drew serves as an architect, planning IT investment strategy for a $3 billion HP Services outsourcing customer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Consultant, Hewlett-Packard Services Consulting and Integration.

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