|Showback was once considered the first step toward implementing chargeback — often hailed as one of the most valuable features of cloud storage. But organizations today are putting showback to great use on its own as a resource analysis tool, and are holding off using the more complex chargeback process. — Sonia Lelii|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is IT showback, a usage metric that can be handy for identifying business units that use resources appropriately and flagging those that don’t. At the very least, using showback as the metric-of-choice sidesteps the very human temptation to turn a conversation about appropriate usage into a circular argument about pricing and budget.
See also: IT chargeback