Phase: Create the Business Plan
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  Network Storage Business Case Necessities

When putting together your business case, be sure to cover the following points.

Define Your Goals Address strategic goals
  • List the specific strategic goals that the consolidated storage will enable the business to achieve.
  • Focus on primary and secondary goals and use research from Info-Tech or other sources to illustrate your example.
Define Your Goals Describe the opportunity
  • Explain how a specific type of consolidated storage will meet the needs of the enterprise.
  • Leverage the appropriateness assessment.
Define Your Goals Recommend a solution
  • Recommend a possible solution based on capacity, value-add features and TCO per terabyte.
  • If two vendors have similar configurations, use the Storage Acquisition TCO Comparison Tool to compare total costs.

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