You and your IT associates have done a thorough evaluation of DCIM software and are convinced that DCIM will make a major difference in the operation of your data center.
You’ve identified one or more high-value, chronic problems that DCIM will fix. You also have buy-in from related departments such as Facilities. The next challenge is to get final approval from the decision makers who control the funds. Clearly the best time to budget and get funding for DCIM is in conjunction with a major business-related IT project such as a data center construction, relocation, colocation, expansion, or even the deployment of a new, business-critical application. The budget for your overall DCIM software project will include a significant allocation for additional resources and tools to facilitate successful project execution.
Based on our experience with organizations like yours, we have learned several, simple lessons that can help you build a simple ROI model and get approval for your DCIM deployment.
Sunbird Software has consolidated them here in this ebook.