Chargeback for storage

March 6, 2008 – 5:18 pm

TechTarget SearchStorage recently put out a piece on chargeback for storage that includes some commentary by myself on the topic including some common myths about chargeback of what it is and how it is done.

A common misperception is that chargeback requires actual invoicing and monetizing of IT resource use including servers, storage and networks where in some cases, charge back is not as much about generating invoices as it is for accounting and resource usage tracking.

Granted, if you are in a services oriented environment, rest assured there is monetization needing to take place, however, informational charge back initiatives are also useful for budgeting, planning and awareness of IT services and usage.Have a read here.