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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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Top Five Use Cases and Benefits of Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
ANALYST REPORT: Download this analyst report to examine the SDS market and implement a solution that will enable you to decouple software from hardware, reduce TCO, and enable greater data mobility. Enable storage to be a part of your software-defined data center automation by identifying the SDS use case that align with your business objectives.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Red Hat

The Top 5 Risks of Delaying a Move to the Cloud
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: We were told that cloud hosting was the inevitable norm and have since been waiting for an unavoidable takeover. The recent significant drops in cost mean that time is now. Read on to learn about five reasons why delaying a move to the cloud is creating risk for your organization.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

Infor

Choosing an Enterprise Learning Management System
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This paper deals with an additional set of considerations often overlooked when purchasing a learning management system (LMS), focusing on two particular intangibles: post-purchase vendor support and hidden costs. Read on to learn about how to make the best LMS decision for your organization.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016

Infor

10 Key Criteria for Mobile Platform Selection
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: With so much to consider when looking at mobile app platforms, it can be easy to lose track of important functionalities. This checklist will walk you through 10 requirements when choosing a platform for mobile application development, tables that point out specific capabilities, and specific questions to focus on when looking at each criterion.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jul 2016

Kony

Using Containers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Access this paper to learn how to pair containers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux to simplify and secure application delivery by providing lightweight application isolation, complete runtime encapsulation, image-based deployment, and more.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Red Hat

How to Conquer IT Costs with Portable Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: Tune into this video to learn how a transition to Red Hat Enterprise Linux can reduce costly downtime, migration time, and TCO in your organization. Take advantage of a platform that supports business-critical workloads with 99.999% uptime and creates scalable, high-performing IT for next-gen infrastructure.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Premiered: 14 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Which SAP HANA Cloud Migration Strategy is Right for You?
sponsored by SAP
EGUIDE: Many CIOs are considering migrating some or all of their business applications to cloud platforms powered by SAP HANA. Discover expert tips on how to thoughtfully move business applications to cloud platforms such as SAP public cloud, SAP private cloud, and more.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 04 Jul 2016

SAP

Navigating HR Audit and Compliance in the Cloud
sponsored by Accenture
RESOURCE: HR audit and compliance software has improved dramatically in the past few years. Is cloud computing is the next evolutionary step to improve HR software? Learn how the various cloud-based HR apps will interact and work toward your goals.
Posted: 08 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Accenture

10 Ways to Reduce TCO with Converged Infrastructure Unified Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore the top 10 methods for leveraging unified management platforms within converged infrastructures to lower TCO. Boost the agility of the IT department by reading this expert white paper, and learn how to accelerate app deployments and automate operations by unifying management of this infrastructure.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 05 Jul 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

5 Must-Haves for Highly Manageable Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper 5 reasons investing in highly manageable infrastructure will help IT support changing business needs while reducing TCO. Access now to examine the critical criteria to which IT architecture should meet, including the capabilities of automation, simplification, workload optimization, and more.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Top Five Ways to Improve Cost Efficiencies And Reduce TCO With Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Examine the top five ways you can improve cost efficiencies and reduce TCO with desktop virtualization. You'll also learn about the technologies that can provide the best opportunity to reduce costs and complexity.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell, Inc.

Building a Borderless Business
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Empower your employees — through business collaboration and communications solutions like video, audio and web collaboration — to help grow revenues, improve customer loyalty, and boost productivity. Learn more in this white paper.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Avaya

Financing the IBM FlashSystem Family
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to effectively finance your flash system, in order to ensure acceleration of IT transformation and preserve credit lines for other needs. Learn how to align expenses with anticipated project benefits, adapt to growing capacity, and lower TCO with strategic financing.
Posted: 15 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled By Cleversafe Object Storage
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: In this exclusive report, learn how to reduce the cost of storing massive data sets required for the collection and analysis of big data with object storage. Access now to understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with object storage so you can effectively leverage this service for high-performance computing environments.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Solid-State Array TCO Reality Check
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESEARCH CONTENT: Many enterprises are replacing traditional disk arrays with modern, cost-efficient solid-state arrays (SSAs). Explore the TCO benefits an SSA can provide to your enterprise, including storage administration efficiency, savings on power, space, and cooling, extended software, capacity, and controller upgrades, and more.
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Pure Storage

Top 5 Considerations in Transitioning to SDN for the Digital Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined networking is an important enabling technology for the digital workplace. By the end of 2020, it is expected to impact about 80% of network purchase decisions. Access this white paper to explore the top five factors you should consider as you transition to SDN.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Aruba Networks

The Rugged Truth: Total Cost of Ownership of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out why rugged computing devices are built for today's physically demanding work environments and how they compare to non-rugged notebooks and tablets. You'll also discover key drivers of device failure, hard vs. soft costs, and more.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Dell, Inc.

Embracing Hyper-Convergence with VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can transform legacy, siloed, expensive infrastructure into a simple, scalable and cost-efficient data center with VMware Virtual SAN. Read on to view four customer snapshots that demonstrate the benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure that scales for future IT needs.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

VMware

Accelerate Business-Critical Applications with Hyper-Converged Software
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Discover the benefits of running your business-critical applications on hyper-converged software, and learn how integrated, software-defined storage can help increase efficiency, improve flexibility, and reduce TCO across the data center. Utilize a hyper-converged software stack to deliver scalability for Microsoft Exchange, and more.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

VMware

Breaking Down the Benefits of Desktop Transformation
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: The future of mobility relies on the technology that it replaced; desktop computing. Desktop computing is undergoing a transformation that will couple it with the advances mobility has to offer. Read on to learn about the benefits this next-gen desktop is promising to deliver.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 29 Dec 2015

VMware

Get best-of-breed customer premises equipment for a flat monthly fee
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Outdated customer premises equipment (CPE) can hold you back from taking advantage of advances in communications technology and applications. Access this white paper for a solution that will help manage your CPE, improve business performance, and stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Verizon

Transform your business with Software Defined Networking
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined networking (SDN) is the new networking standard and many enterprises are still in the early stages of adoption. Read on for a strategic assessment of the benefits of SDN and learn about a service that will ensure that your SDN adoption is as smooth as possible.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Verizon

Cloud Migrations
sponsored by Red Hat
DATA SHEET: The name of the game is delivery the highest quality at the lowest price. Many are seeing a cloud migration as the best game plan, but are unsure about how to get there. Read on to learn about a consulting service that guides you every step of the way in your migration to the cloud.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Red Hat

Software-Defined Storage: Delivering Greater Business Value and ROI
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
WHITE PAPER: Storage has always been a pain point for IT organizations. Estimating data storage capacity requirements for the next three to five years is difficult enough, not to mention the significant capital outlay. Access this white paper to learn about the challenges of current storage infrastructures, lowering TCOs, and more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016


The What, the Why, and the How of Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Many of us have come to think of The Cloud as referring to public or private clouds. However, hybrid cloud means not having to choose. Access this comprehensive white paper to learn about what hybrid clouds really are, the top five business benefits of the hybrid cloud, and 14 reasons why you should re-think going the public cloud route altogether.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

Intel Security
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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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