Comparing the Costs - Premises-Based UC vs. Hosted UC Services

Finding the Total Cost of Ownership and the Crossover Point

When deciding to deploy a unified communications solution, enterprises must decide whether to adopt premises-based, hosted, or a hybrid model for their UC environment.  Although there are a number of different driving forces for both hosted and premises-based solutions, total cost of ownership is such an important factor that we have constructed a model for comparing the relative costs.  This document estimates the costs between hosted and premises-based UC solutions and includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Cost Model and Assumptions
  • Five-Year TCO Comparison Tables and Graphs
  • Analysis and Conclusions
Published: 
1 Nov 2011