IT Business Value

Welcome to the IT Business Value Blog. Our team, known internally at Microsoft as the "War on Cost" team, explores a variety of cost and value factors that our customers care about around virtualization, datacenter management, and application por

January, 2009

  • ROI is Dead - Long Live ROI!

    For years, organizations have been chasing the holy grail of “ROI on IT investments”. The typical approach has been focused on the TCO ("Total Cost of Ownership") methodology, wherein one measures the current annualized cost of the IT environment, the...
  • Application Archetypes and Management

    In general, there are six different types (archetypes) of line of business (LOB) applications prevalent in modern corporations today: Rich Client Applications – Applications of this type are usually developed as stand-alone applications with a graphical...
  • SOA Adoption Blockers: Service Management is Key

    Successful adoption of Service Oriented Architecture has been a topic of discussion pretty much since the beginning of its introduction to enterprise businesses five or six years ago. As companies have worked to adopt this approach to building more reliable...
  • Welcome to the IT Business Value Blog

    Happy New Year and Welcome to the IT Business Value Blog. Like others within program management at Microsoft, our team of strategic program managers (PM), including Elliott Morris, Bruce Gary, Brett Williams, and I, work within the Windows Server &...