Two whitepapers on ROI: network infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS)

Today I have selected two white papers on return on investment (ROI). The reason is that many of you are struggling with tight budgets, so you don’t want to waste your money on useless hardware and software. When it comes to networking infrastructure, how much should you invest in new equipment to get what you need? With software, should you move to a company that offers it as a service, paying subscription fees as you go, instead of buying expensive licenses? How do you calculate the ROI for networking equipment and SaaS to convince your CFO to invest? How do you compare vendors’ offerings?

Two free white papers on ROI to help you:

(1) “An In-Depth Look at ROI”

Summary: In this economy, as IT budgets remain flat or get reduced, doing more with the infrastructure you have has never been more important. But is investing more money in the same old networking infrastructure wise? In this white paper, Riverbed discusses its compelling and powerful return on investment in hard dollars, and a way to leap past the obstacles preventing you from reaching your IT objectives.

(2) “The ROI Of Software-As-A-Service”

Summary: Firms almost always consider SaaS as a cost-advantage over on-premise in the short run due to its quick implementation times and pay-as-you-go pricing. But many firms question its long-term value, wondering if the rent-versus-own model necessarily has a cost crossover point and if so, when? As SaaS continues to move into a broader range of applications and into larger, more strategic deployments, Forrester examined client decisions across a range of SaaS solution areas and found that firms obtain long-term value with SaaS solutions.

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