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08:53 Jul 18, 2005
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
English term or phrase:line-of-profit
Different pricing methods may be used for different types of services. In "Taking the First Step Toward Reducing IT Costs With Demand Management," I outlined three basic categories of IT services: common or shared services, consumer-based services and line-of-profit services. For example, common services -- such as networking, facilities, security and business continuity -- may be charged based on cost allocation, while consumer-based service are charged on a cost-plus basis. These decisions will typically be made by a consensus reached among finance managers, IT executives and business unit representatives.