Capex Verses Opex: Making the Right Decision

We are coming out of the financial crisis and things are starting to turn around, but money is still tight. Deciding what to spend money on lies at the heart of success for many businesses and it’s something that IT directors and CFOs everywhere are having to come to grips with.

What do we mean by capex and opex?

Capex stands for capital expenditure and it involves the money you spend on things like buildings, machinery and other facilities. Operational expenditure, or opex, is the money you spend on things like the day to day running costs such as wages, utilities and repairs.

How capex and opex figure in IT support

In the past, Directors favoured capital expenditure when it came to IT infrastructure because they have control of how it is gradually paid off and can keep track of the depreciation over time. Continue reading Capex Verses Opex: Making the Right Decision