[CFIC] TCO spreadsheet

Pat Waukau waukau at ucar.edu
Tue Oct 30 11:53:50 MDT 2007


Thanks for forwarding this on.  I had some time to step through it yesterday
and it does provide a lot of useful information and calculations.  I think we
are at a point where we need to identify the specific financial information 
we need to provide in the final report, how we go about collecting the necessary
information, and how we will present it.  Following are some of the reports 
that have been mentioned to date.

- Current costs divisions would incur if they were charged for utilities in 
  existing rooms (done)
- Cost to upgrade existing buildings to accommodate future growth of existing
  computer rooms vs cost of collocation facility
- Costs for assuming remaining costs for dep/int of CISL infrastructure
- Management costs
- Cost allocation methodology - Cost scenarios/projectons
- Transition costs

If anyone as additional ones to add, please do so.  Do we want a separate 
subgroup to pull these numbers together or does it logically fit within 
an existing group.


On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 11:34:06AM -0600, Aaron Andersen wrote:
> Pat,
> I just came across the TCO spreadsheet that may help with the
> first bullet. At first glance it looks daunting, but I think
> between us all we could complete a TCO sheet per room based on
> data already collected by Dave and others.
> Also, because we are already working on our FY09 budgets Amy Moore
> and I are drafting a first cut at a management budget.
> -Aaron
> Pat Waukau wrote:
> > CFIC Committee:
> > 
> > The presentation to the President's Council went very well.  There was
> > good discussion on all of the recommendations.  The PC supports the 
> > recommendations that were made and continue to be fully committed to this
> > strategic direction.  There are a couple of items we need to specifically 
> > address as we move forward.
> > 
> > - Provide the financial information not just for the implementation, but
> >   also comparisons of what existing facilities are currently costing,
> >   along with what the costs would be to the organization to continue 
> >   the ad hoc approach to expanding current computer rooms.
> > 
> > - Communicate information to the organization routinely throughout the
> >   entire process.  The initial recommendation from the PC is to include
> >   regular updates to the UMC on a quarterly basis starting in January.  
> >   However, there are many other mechanisms that can be used to get the 
> >   information out to the organization as this process moves forward.
> > 
> > Thanks to everyone for your efforts in getting us to this point.  
> > 
> > Pat
> > 
> > 

Pat Waukau   waukau at ucar.edu
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