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 Total Cost of Ownership
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), looks at these expenditures, and is defined as all costs incurred in the lifecycle of a workstation from acquisition to disposal.
Gartner Group, TCO is somewhere in the $7,000 to $13,000 range (per device, per year).
Total Cost Of Ownership at the UW At the UW departmental TCO costs generally fall within the range of $2,000 to $3,500 per workstation per year depending on staffing and salary levels.
www.washington.edu /nebula/tco.html   (444 words)

  
 taking TCO to the classroom (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
TCO traditionally also includes calculations of costs that may not turn up in a budget, but that can still have an impact on school district operations--for example, when teachers must take time out of their day to address their own tech support problems.
The focus of a TCO assessment is to capture and understand of all of the costs incurred for a distributed computing environment for all or a part of the school or district.
On the cost side, while anticipated budgeted initial and ongoing costs are very important, the anticipated project TCO is critical for determining all of the anticipated project costs over the life of the project.
www.classroomtco.org.cob-web.org:8888   (542 words)

  
 Total Cost of Ownership Analysis (TCO) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cost of ownership analysis (or total cost of ownership, TCO), is a business case designed especially to find the lifetime costs of acquiring, operating, and changing something.
Today, however, TCO analysis is used to support acquisition and planning decisions for a wide range of assets that bring significant maintenance or operating costs across a usable life of several years or more.
Total cost of ownership is used to support decisions involving computing systems, vehicles, laboratory and test equipment, medical equipment, manufacturing equipment, and private aircraft, for instance.
www.solutionmatrix.com.cob-web.org:8888 /total-cost-of-ownership.html   (485 words)

  
 Total cost of ownership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Therefore TCO is sometimes referred to as total cost of operation.
The TCO concept is widely used in the automobile industry.
Since software is not "owned" (but licensed), it has been argued that the "total cost of ownership" is a misnomer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Total_cost_of_ownership   (588 words)

  
 Total Cost of Ownership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a concept by which all costs associated with a capital purchase over a given time period are accounted for in the value assessment.
After the decision is made to acquire a new asset, the TCO analysis kicks in as a way of arriving at the lowest total cost, or said another way, the best value between several alternatives.
In going through a cost of ownership analysis, it is vitally important to understand the business owner's financial goals to arrive at an effective solution.
www.trane.com /commercial/financing/tco.asp   (367 words)

  
 Cabling Lifecycles and Total Cost of Ownership - Siemon
The cost to replace or run new conduit or drill new cores as needed to accommodate the new circuits due to increased cable diameters are not included.
Cat 6/Class E UTP costs are based on replacement of 1 in 4 channels due to distances exceeding 55m as outlined in the standard.
Fiber components for 10G are expected to settle at a cost that is roughly 10x the cost of a gigabit port.
www.siemon.com /us/white_papers/06-05-18-tco.asp   (2249 words)

  
 Talk:Total cost of ownership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I agree that life cycle cost analysis should be merged with total cost of ownership to avoid confusion with life cycle assessment and life cycle analysis.
Total Cost of Ownership is by definition derived from the direct and indirect costs for purchasing, shipping, importing, commissioning the equipment ready for operation and finally decommissioning the equipment.
Total Cost of Ownership is then depreciated over the standard life expectancy of the equipment to derive a temporal based cost i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Total_cost_of_ownership   (542 words)

  
 Total Cost of Ownership: Principles and Practical Applications > Industry TCO Estimates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
All these cost factors seem fairly obvious, but quantifying each cost is difficult or impractical in today's world, because few organizations have an accounting practice that's mature enough to identify and break down all these types of expenses in sufficient detail.
TCO results will be very different for every organization, given their varied computing environment, user experience level, and IT expertise.
TCO analysis is never going to be an exact science, due to the many assumptions and unknowns that have to be taken into account.
www.phptr.com /articles/article.asp?p=24404   (1428 words)

  
 FACTORS AFFECTING SERVER TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
However, there are other factors effecting the TCO of the server that depend upon the number of clients on the network and had to be investigate to try to determine the overall effect.
The goal of this study was to determine the least expensive server with regard to the total cost of ownership and the effects of workgroup size, enterprise size, industry and system administrator's perceptions.
Third, the business community was still be interested in a total cost of ownership analysis, and was also interested in the correlation between the perceived value of the server and the server in use.
georgetoft.com /thesis/results/chapter1.shtml   (4096 words)

  
 Tech Talk: The Total Cost of Ownership
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a way for administrators to understand and manage all costs related to technology purchases, including upfront costs and after-purchase direct costs.
Retrofitting is not traditionally part of the TCO, but it is a cost that school districts frequently face and sometimes fail to anticipate.
There should be total administrative and school board support for your Total Cost of Ownership reduction efforts.
asumag.com /mag/university_total_cost_ownership   (1127 words)

  
 PestPatrol -
The direct labor costs can be derived by taking the hourly wage of the network staffer and multiplying by the number of hours to battle Pests.
The total cost of dealing with Pests is the sum of the network staffer's time to resolve Pest-related problem plus the lost productivity due to the problem.
From a total cost of ownership perspective, a single tool like SaferSite's PestPatrol cuts administration time, reduces the amount of training and education IT staffers need to deal with Pests, and helps reduce some of the other hidden costs of fighting Pests.
www.pestpatrol.com /WhitePapers/TotalCostofOwnership.asp   (1857 words)

  
 Total Cost of Ownership (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cost of items is just one part of the total value equation.
To capitalize on the value lighting adds, we must shift our focus from lowest purchase price to the lowest cost of total ownership, which includes installation, maintenance, operating costs, safety, employee health and productivity and product longevity.
The cost savings distinction is even greater when looking at residences and business.
www.yesco.net.cob-web.org:8888 /totalcostofowner.htm   (201 words)

  
 Information Security Glossary - Total Cost of Ownership - TCO
The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is an annual cost representing the actual 'all in' cost of 'end user computing'.
Such costs are often greeted with disbelief; especially as the cost of the hardware continues to drop so appreciably.
However, the material costs are found in 'end user operations' where the end users try to perform Systems Administration functions on their PCs or where they are simply trying to resolve a problem due to the ability to configure the operating system and desktop environments how they please.
www.yourwindow.to /information-security/gl_totalcostofownershiptco.htm   (197 words)

  
 Linux, OpenBSD, Windows Server Comparison: Total Cost of Ownership
In a rational world, Total Cost of Ownership, TCO, would be the primary method of determining what systems were purchased.
All the factors that contribute to the actual costs of a system from initial licensing costs, to formal training costs to time spent by IT staff troubleshooting problems and even estimates of the time staff spend figuring things out and training themselves and each others would be included.
When platform choices are made explicitly, they are not likely to be made on careful TCO calculations, but rather on gut feelings about the relative importance of the various factors discussed previously, and how a platform lives up to expectations of those factors regarded as most important.
geodsoft.com /opinion/server_comp/tco.htm   (2146 words)

  
 THE TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP MODEL (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With sixty per cent of support costs being absorbed by simple LAN administration duties such as resetting printer queues, it is readily apparent that businesses need to invest in more than just the equipment and software.
Costs can vary for all sorts of reasons, but companies with effective networks are investing in their structure rather than equipment.
The training costs then are defined by the technology used, which in turn is decided by the applications desired, all of which is determined by the business goals and objectives.
members.optushome.com.au.cob-web.org:8888 /jagbiz/PC_Networking.html   (6913 words)

  
 Open Options | Total cost of ownership
The "opportunity cost" may also be vague: some open source software only runs in Linux, but many proprietary programs only run in Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh.
Opportunity cost is unique for each user or school, based on their needs and goals.
The total cost of open source is lower.
www.netc.org /openoptions/pros_cons/tco.html   (1132 words)

  
 Get the Facts on Windows and Linux: Total Cost of Ownership
Third-party experts and customers are weighing the total cost of ownership of Windows Server and Linux to inform their platform decisions.
This study found that the cost advantage to develop, deploy, support, and maintain custom applications on the Microsoft.NET platform was 28.2% less cost for large enterprises and 25% less cost for large to medium-sized organizations.
Although the initial hardware and software costs for a Linux server can be lower than those of Windows, higher expenses for application software and ongoing support raise its total cost of ownership to comparable levels.
www.microsoft.com /windowsserver/facts/topics/tco.mspx   (1624 words)

  
 Woodway Treadmills | Total Cost of Ownership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Maintenance costs of adjusting the running surface, maintaining the drive motors, maintaining the deck and belt, and keeping them clean is a monthly chore that adds up to hundreds of dollars per year.
Losing club member’s because of downtime, noise and lack of running comfort of a conventional treadmill can cost a club owner more than the total cost of their treadmills.
For WOODWAY owners, TCO is represented by it relatively higher initial purchase price, followed immediately by the realization of the low maintenance, low power costs, virtual elimination of repairs and a significant increase in goodwill from the users.
www.woodway.com /features/tco.asp   (352 words)

  
 Emergent OnLine - White Papers
The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is defined as the cost of procuring, deploying and maintaining your management information systems.
Several recent studies have determined that the TCO per client is in the range of $8,000 to $15,000 per year.
Most people agree that the hard costs are easy to calculate, and it is the soft costs associated with support and efficiency that are difficult, if not impossible, to determine.
www.go-eol.com /whitepapers/tco.htm   (1437 words)

  
 NetDocuments - Total Cost of Ownership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
To improve the ability to meet business goals, increase profits, manage predictability, contain costs and improve the utilization of your computing infrastructure, a TCO is a good tool when choosing a knowledge/document management solution.
It allows you to scrutinize not just the initial cost of the software, but the total cost of the solution over its useful life, taking into account all the potential costs surrounding the deployment and use of the software.
The information below evaluates the comparative costs of deploying traditional client/server knowledge management (KM)/document management (DMS) solutions as compared with NetDocuments as a Web-based “software as a service.” The evaluation is based on both a first year and a three-year TCO analysis using “best estimates” on the contributing elements in deriving a total cost.
www.netdocuments.com /tco   (333 words)

  
 Getting serious about TCO
Studies by Gartner, Inc. show that nearly 80 percent of total IT costs occur after the purchase of the unit, and that nearly half of these lie outside the IT department's budget.
The HP TCO Snapshot Assessment is a user-friendly tool that takes 30 minutes of your time and demonstrates how your costs measure up against Gartner's benchmark data.
The costs may relate to hardware and software, information systems (IS) operations, IS administration, end-user IS activities, and downtime.
h71028.www7.hp.com /enterprise/cache/78888-0-0-225-121.aspx   (320 words)

  
 EDUCAUSE | Resources | Resource Center | Total Cost of Ownership
Total Cost of Ownership: A Strategic Tool for ERP Planning and Implementation (2004) by Richard West and Stephen L. Daigle, ECAR
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a type of calculation designed to help consumers and enterprise managers assess direct and indirect costs as well as benefits related to the purchase of computer software or hardware.
A TCO ideally offers a final statement reflecting not only the cost of purchase but all aspects in the further use and maintenance of the computer components considered.
www.educause.edu /TotalCostofOwnership/645?Parent_ID=176   (379 words)

  
 ERP Software Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Companies considering a new ERP software purchase need to be aware of the entire cost associated with such a purchase.
Although in many cases, a project ROI is quickly obtained through implementing new business software, many firms are shocked by the true cost of ownership over the life of the software.
The benefits are obvious, yet they increase when considering the tax advantage or extra cost savings associated with expensing the lease as opposed to depreciating the software purchase value.
www.erpsoftwareinabox.com /html/reduced_total_cost_of_ownershi.html   (149 words)

  
 JDA Professional Services, Inc. > Employer Resources > Articles > Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
JDA has found that after five years of Gartner Group studies on TCO, IT managers are now calculating their TCO by taking logical steps to build a case which minimizes assumptions, and increases the credibility of their results.
The Gartner Group's research indicates that an unmanaged PC can cost a company as much as $40,000 to support in the way of maintenance, software upgrades, configuration changes, and end-user support during its lifetime.
Using this information, the cost of the change can be measured in terms of time, money, people, benefit, and resources.
www.jdapsi.com /Client/Articles/Default.php?Article=tco   (869 words)

  
 Total cost of Linux ownership - not free but impressive - ZDNet UK Insight
The question of whether Linux's total cost of ownership (TCO) is lower than that of Windows or other operating systems has inspired many fierce debates among enterprise IT professionals.
When you figure out TCO over a three- to five-year period, the initial licensing costs end up being a miniscule piece of the cost, compared with large-ticket items like Linux administration and support, Gillen noted.
"The cost of acquisition of software, hardware -- all the things you buy up front -- that's a minority element of the total cost of ownership of any operating system," he said.
insight.zdnet.co.uk /hardware/chips/0,39020436,2126910,00.htm   (841 words)

  
 LWN: Linux and the total cost of ownership
We have seen, in recent days, a flurry of reports and analyst proclamations to the effect that, while costing more up front, Windows ends up being cheaper than Linux when the "total cost of ownership" (TCO) is figured.
Total cost of ownership for OSS/FS is often far less than proprietary software, especially as the number of platforms increases.
The significant cost of MSCE training is justified by the necessity to learn all those concepts.
lwn.net /Articles/17720   (1679 words)

  
 Reducing Total Cost of Ownership
In short, it is a recognition that there is far more to the "cost" of a personal computer than its initial purchase cost.
The Gartner Group, a consulting firm, has been a leader in calculating the total cost of PC ownership in various environments.
Your costs may vary depending on the skill levels of your users, their typical salaries, the size and cost of your support staff, etc. It is a safe bet, however that the other costs associated with your PCs and network far outweigh the hardware cost.
www.compstar.com /TCO.htm   (323 words)

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