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Investment Prioritization Method for Availability Function(AFIP)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016137D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

AFIP : Investment Prioritization Methodology to adopt Availability Functions into applications and/or servers in a large enterprise 1. AFIP Overview (1.1) Background In a large enterprise, there are lots of demands from individual GPMs (Divisions) for upgrading or installing their servers to meet their business requirements thru IT. And IT Function as a IT Service Provider should face big difficulty in filtering them for investment efficiency. But if there is a kind of IT investment guideline provided, there might be no problem in selecting items for investment thanks to a standard rule applied to all demand items from individual GPMs. Based on the pre-set guideline in terms of application value, its current operating environment, and expected benefit thru investment, if you could decide on reasonable priority for investment among lots of requests, everybody could agree on the prioritized investment plan even though he would not be satisfied with it.