IT managers know too well how difficult it is to meet technical requirements, while keeping expenses within the limits of tight IT budgets. In order to save money, some IT managers choose to cut corners, which can have dire consequences on the functioning of the organization by reducing its capacity to generate revenue and incurring unexpected costs.
Web hosting is an especially sensitive area. The total cost of ownership (TCO) and the return on investment (ROI) for a hosting solution can be difficult to calculate. In their quest to cut costs, some managers opt for cheap hosting plans, only to later discover associated costs that send the TCO skyrocketing. WebECS has recently published an article on this theme, titled Experience Real Savings with a Dedicated Server Hosting Solution, explaining how dedicated servers can help organizations cut costs in the long term. The paper goes through the indirect costs of web hosting and explains how a dedicated server can reduce indirect costs and provide a better ROI than cheaper solutions.