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Posted by James Kobielus on February 5, 2010
I’m developing a return on investment (ROI) calculator for data warehousing (DW) appliances, using the Forrester Total Economic Impact methodology.
At the heart of that is a conceptual ROI model that can be applied to any decision support infrastructure, not just DW appliances (though indeed high-quality decision support is the raison d’etre for DW appliances).
That said, and not wanting to bog down forthcoming syndicated TEI study with a lot of this conceptual material, here are the core principles of this conceptual model , plus a discussion of how, net-net, they map to the key benefits of a DW appliance:
Those who are paying attention will notice the conceptual hooks that would allow me to extend this beyond decision support environments to also address the ROI of decision automation and decision management environments.
What do you think? I’d love your feedback as I tune my TEI model.