One of the common justifications for moving to cloud services is cost savings, but the data are often insufficient to support such claims due to the inherent challenges in effectively identifying and comparing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for both cloud-based and on-premises fulfillment of IT services.
BiographyErik Lundberg is the Assistant Vice President for IT Services and Strategic Sourcing at the University of Washington, where he oversees service management, the Project Management Office, Enterprise Architecture, technology business continuity, as well as vendor relations and strategic sourcing efforts. He is involved in IT governance, and service and project portfolio management. Erik provides leadership in cloud computing, including strategy, enabling, and contracting, and is an active member of the Internet2 NET+ Cloud Services Working Group.
Scientific Advances and Information Technology: Meeting Researchersâ€™ Needs in a New Era of Discovery
This ECAR case study from the University of Washington discusses the key findings of the University of Washington “Conversations with UW Researchers” project and the UW 2008 Faculty Survey on Learning and Scholarly Technologies.