Cost Accounting for Shared IT Infrastructures

Cost Accounting for Shared IT Infrastructures

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Reinhard Brandl proposes a method to derive estimates for the expected resource consumption of customer-oriented services during standard load tests. This facilitates the determination of usage-based cost allocation keys significantly. He implements the concept in a software tool kit, evaluates it in a set of experiments with multi-tier database applications, and analyzes how the method can be integrated into existing IT processes at the BMW Group.Operating Efficiency The determination of resource profiles should integrate well with existing IT Service Management processes and cause little ... In the following , we first introduce the case of the BMW Group and discuss the current cost allocation practices of the Central IT unit (section 6.2). ... The BMW AG is an independent automobile and motorcycle company, headquartered in Munich ( Germany).

Title:Cost Accounting for Shared IT Infrastructures
Author:Reinhard Brandl
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-08-21


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