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ALSO CALLED: IT TCO, Cost of Ownership, Cost Savings Calculators, Total Cost of Ownership, Cost Calculators, TCO Calculators
DEFINITION: TCO (total cost of ownership) is a type of calculation designed to help consumers and enterprise managers assess both direct and indirect costs and benefits related to the purchase of any IT component. The intention is to arrive at a final figure that will reflect the effective cost of purchase, all things considered. When you decide to buy a computer you may go through a TCO analysis: for example,  … 
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Maximizing the Benefits of Virtualization: Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ and the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Together, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and servers based on the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series provide a highly efficient foundation for virtualization with improved performance and energy efficiency, increased flexibility, higher reliability and lower TCO. Read this paper to learn about the features and business benefits of these solutions.
Posted: 17 May 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Dell and Microsoft

Riding the Virtualization Simplification Wave
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization is now beginning to deliver functional and economic benefits to nearly all classes of enterprises willing to take the virtualization plunge, down to and including organizations with just a few hundred seats.
Posted: 07 May 2010 | Published: 07 May 2010

D-Link

Why Scalable Blades: HP Integrity Server Blades (BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2)
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: If you are considering upgrading from a current bladed or non-bladed server design to a next generation server, this white paper is intended to highlight some of the capabilities of the HP Integrity server blades to aid in your evaluation.
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 03 May 2010

HP & Intel®

Extending the Lifecycle and Lowering the TCO of your SAN
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: If you are in charge of IT at a mid-size enterprise, you’re probably about to bite the bullet to add a new Storage Area Network (SAN). Why? The simple answer is that it’s a combination of challenges and opportunities. Read this paper to learn why any organization that runs more than one business server application should consider a SAN.
Posted: 26 Apr 2010 | Published: 26 Apr 2010

D-Link

ArcGIS® Server and Virtualization
sponsored by Esri
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is becoming a standard IT practice. It is becoming more popular among ArcGIS customers as well. ESRI uses virtualization technologies for the development, QA and certification processes of ArcGIS Server. This paper provides an overview of virtualization and addresses some common questions regarding ArcGIS Server and virtualization.
Posted: 14 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

Esri

Supercharging Return on Investment with Rapid Application Development Tools
sponsored by FileMaker, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Rapid Application Development (RAD) Tools have become the best way for businesses to incorporate agility into their application development projects. This paper examines the FileMaker Platform and how it offers certain advantages over tools that use more traditional methodologies such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Salesforce.com.
Posted: 13 Apr 2010 | Published: 12 Apr 2010

FileMaker, Inc.

Managing Network Bandwidth to Maximize Network Performance
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how to leverage best practices to monitor, baseline, and manage the network bandwidth and performance. It also highlights how to identify and eliminate issues such as unwanted traffic, unwanted protocols, and network problems with factory default switch configurations.
Posted: 13 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Fluke Networks

Five Common Myths of VDI
sponsored by Pano Logic, Inc
WHITE PAPER: VDI promises substantial savings from improved IT productivity, slashed energy and cooling costs, improved hardware reliability, longer endpoint life spans, and much greater flexibility and responsiveness in provisioning and supporting desktop computing. This white paper discusses common myths and realities about VDI.
Posted: 08 Apr 2010 | Published: 08 Apr 2010

Pano Logic, Inc

Designing Secure Multi-Tenancy into Virtualized Data Centers
sponsored by Continental Resources
WHITE PAPER: Today’s traditional IT model suffers from resources located in different, unrelated silos—leading to low utilization and gross inefficiency. Enterprise servers reside in one area of the data center and network switches and storage arrays in another. This document describes the design of - and the rationale behind - the Secure Cloud Architecture.
Posted: 02 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Apr 2010

Continental Resources

Determining Total Cost of Ownership for Data Center and Network Room Infrastructure
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes an improved method for measuring TCO for data center and network room physical infrastructure, and provides examples on how to relate these costs to the overall IT infrastructure and evaluate cost control strategies.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

APC by Schneider Electric

Building Your Business Case for Best-Practice IT Services Delivery
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper for a discussion of TCO components and complexities, as well as cost analysis and business impacts that companies should consider when building a business case. This paper offers tips for assessing the total cost of ownership in delivering best practices through an in-house IT service delivery model.
Posted: 29 Mar 2010 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

Oracle Corporation

Rehosting Mainframe Workloads
sponsored by Clerity
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about Clerity’s unique approach to leveraging existing skill sets, application code, and administrative tools, benefiting the bottom line today and better preparing the enterprise to sustain competitive advantage in the future.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2010

Clerity

Return on Information: Adding to Your ROI with Google Enterprise Search
sponsored by Google Search Appliance
WHITE PAPER: As enterprises continue to produce, store, and make use of business content, volume grows and the investment needed to manage complexity increases. Yet much of this content remains difficult to manage and access. Read this white paper to learn how Google search solutions can boost your bottom line in today's business climate.
Posted: 11 Mar 2010 | Published: 11 Mar 2010

Google Search Appliance

Virtualization with the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series: A Proof of Concept
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Intel IT, together with Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group, End User Platform Integration, and Intel's Software and Services Group, conducted proof-of-concept testing and total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to assess the virtualization capabilities of Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series. The results of the analysis are here.
Posted: 08 Mar 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Beyond Search: Improve Insight and Decisions by Unifying Information
sponsored by Attivio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the legacy technologies that influenced the development of both the new generation of search engines and the more powerful unified information access platforms. It also explains the benefits this new approach brings in providing active intelligence on demand and more.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 24 Feb 2010

Attivio, Inc.

Mainframe Tape Technology: Eight Myths, Realities and Best Practices
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how organizations can mitigate risk, reduce TCO, address compliance requirements and optimize security and support by better managing and automating key tape-related processes, creating broad strategies for retention and encryption and implementing best practices.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 25 Jul 2008

CA Technologies.

Asset Management: Improve Efficiency and Asset Lifecycle with Mobility
sponsored by Motorola RFID Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Whether you need to scan bar codes or read RFID tags on boxes of office supplies, Motorola's mobile asset management solutions enable the easy, accurate and cost effective tracking of asset location and status-- with minimal administrative effort.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2007

Motorola RFID Solutions

Built for Virtualization: Combining Dell’s Storage and Server Solutions to Maximize Operational Efficiency and Minimize Cost of Ownership
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the current state of the virtualized datacenter architecture and the limitations it places on operational efficiency. It concludes with a detailed analysis of Dell's combined storage and server solutions and their proven ability to dramatically improve operational efficiency in highly virtualized infrastructures.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Dell, Inc.

Overcoming CIO Challenges in Global Mobility Management
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at some of the challenges that CIOs are facing in managing mobility. This is clearly becoming more complex for large enterprises as mobility penetrates more deeply into their organizations, driven by changing working practices and supported by rapidly evolving technology.
Posted: 19 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

BlackBerry

Reduce Your TCO with Automated Workspace Management
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to use automated workspace management products to reduce PC TCO by at least $197 per PC per year while maintaining end-user productivity.
Posted: 19 Feb 2010 | Published: 18 Feb 2010

RES Software

The Top Five Challenges with SQL Server Reporting and BI (And What You Can Do About Them)
sponsored by Birst
WHITE PAPER: SQL Server is the world’s most widely used database for small and medium businesses due to its power, speed and affordability. Yet users often face challenges in producing the BI needed to gain crucial insight into their businesses. This paper can help those using Microsoft for business intelligence evaluate their situation and alternatives.
Posted: 15 Feb 2010 | Published: 12 Feb 2010

Birst

5 Key Considerations for Long Term Data Retention
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Managing backup and recovery in today's environment is a multi-dimensional challenge with both near and long term business requirements. This paper explains 5 topics to think about as you design your long-term data retention plans.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 23 Oct 2008

Quantum Corporation

D2D2T Backup Architectures and the Impact of Data De-duplication
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the impact of de-duplication in a disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup and recovery environment.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 May 2008

Quantum Corporation

Time to Change: New Thoughts on Supporting Business Change
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how a new, interconnected economy is forcing companies to manage an ever-growing information network -- and the best way to adopt new technologies to give you greater flexibility for faster growth while maintaining business integrity.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Allocating Storage With Virtual Provisioning On Dell/EMC CX4 Series Storage Arrays
sponsored by Dell | EMC
WHITE PAPER: Virtual provisioning on Dell/EMC CX4 Series storage arrays is designed to dramatically increase storage utilization, simplify storage management, and minimize power and space requirements. Taking advantage of this flexible, automated approach to storage allocation can help reduce total cost of ownership and enhance data center energy efficiency.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

Dell | EMC
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TCO DEFINITION (continued): …  the greater cost price of a high-end computer might be one consideration, but one that would have to be balanced by adding likely repair costs and earlier replacement to the purchase cost of the bargain brand.TCO analysis originated with the Gartner Group several years ago and has since been developed in a number of different methodologies and software tools. TCO analysis performs calculations on extended costs for any purchase - these are called fully burdened costs. For the consumer's purchase of a computer, the fully burdened cost may include costs of purchase, repairs, maintenance, and upgrades. … 
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