Table of Contents
Making a Business Case for Linux
Common ROIs: NPV of build / buy / rent
ROI Basics: Payback Period vs. Discount Rate
Typical Profit Center Financial Profile
Basic ROI Measures Downplay "strategic value"
Profit Center ROI Business Unit Example
Cost Center ROI Example: Internal Use by IT
Typical Cost Center Financial Profile: Revenues are Remembered; Savings are Forgotten
Making ROI Benefits Real Making a “Balanced Sale”
Is Server Pricing a Ray of Hope? E-commerce Web Server $1M average (Gartner)
ROI for Vendors/Resellers
Some Useful ROI Considerations
Jim Geisman of Marketshare, Inc.
Don Rosenberg of Stromian Technologies