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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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TCO Reports
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TCO and the Cloud: Calculating The Benefits and Risks
sponsored by 8x8, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper debunks the myth that cloud is more expensive than traditional premise-based systems, and explains that TCO studies fail to value key strengths of cloud-delivered services. Learn how to compare costs with the extent of cloud benefits in mind.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

8x8, Inc.

Elevate Your Business with the Cloud
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find the motivation you need to keep up with today's data-driven, digital, and service-oriented economy in a cloud-first company model.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2015


Big Data Flash: A New Category of External Flash-Based Storage
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper assesses the technology implementation and market opportunity for a flash-based array platform that enables high-velocity data capture, discovery, and analysis. Access now to learn how this flash technology can improve your storage system's performance reliability, and overall TCO.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

SanDisk Corporation

Ultra-Sized Storage Challenges Demand Ultra-Dense Storage Solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on "ultra-dense" storage arrays that can solve data management problems with massive capacity, compact footprints, and budget-stretching efficiency. Read more to learn how implementing a dense-array can provide efficiency, performance, and easy manageability for your enterprise's storage.
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2015

Dell, Inc.

Evaluating the Next Generation of Threat Prevention
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at a next-generation threat prevention tool, evaluating the effectiveness of this form of technology and the practicality of implementing it.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2015

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Analyzing the Economic Value of Flash Storage Compared to Traditional Disk
sponsored by Data#3
WHITE PAPER: Access this research report to determine the relative costs and benefits of leveraging flash storage over a likely traditional storage alternative.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2015


P&O Maritime Charts Future Direction with Integrated Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to find out how one global maritime industry leader was able to improve compression and latency - among other things - with an integrated storage strategy.
Posted: 30 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Nimble Storage

Collaborating in the Cloud: Leaders Report Significant Benefits from a Cloud-Based Approach
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews the business value that can be expected from collaborating in the cloud. Discover survey results that reveal the cloud to be an effective means of leveraging collaborative technologies.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015


Building your Business Case for Cloud Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the experiences of customers who replaced their on-premises communications systems. Learn how the cloud can reduce complexity for collaborative users.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


The Total Economic Impact of Application Performance Management (APM) Software
sponsored by CA Technologies.
RESOURCE: This study will provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of CA APM on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with CA APM, access this resource now.
Posted: 23 Sep 2015 | Published: 23 Sep 2015

CA Technologies.

Exploring the Cost Benefits of PCaaS
sponsored by BlueBox(an IBM company)
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the how Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) can lower your total cost of ownership in 5 critical areas while keeping the security and centralized control you have today.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

BlueBox(an IBM company)

Achieve Immediate Value from your ITSM Investment, Without the Hassle
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers the information you need to install, manage, maintain and optimize your ITSM application management investment. Learn how to achieve the lowest possible total cost of ownership and the highest level of availability.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Total Cost of Ownership: Cloud NAS and Traditional Cloud Storage Compared
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the total cost of ownership of cloud NAS and compares it to traditional approaches to cloud storage. Access now to see how cloud NAS can lower the costs of maintaining your enterprise's storage by unifying platforms, consolidating functionality, and simplifying the entire storage stack.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

Nasuni Corporation

From Project to Product
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software developed by an open source community with testing, certification, documentation, training and support can help IT organizations experience lower middleware with total cost of ownership and risk. Read this white paper to learn about the benefits of open source technology.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

Top Five Ways to Improve Cost Efficiencies And Reduce TCO With Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine the top five ways you can improve cost efficiencies and reduce TCO with desktop virtualization. Also, learn about the technologies that can provide the best opportunity to reduce costs and complexity.
Posted: 29 Jul 2015 | Published: 29 Jul 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Delivering, Managing and Protecting your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper exhibits emerging technologies in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market. Discover which capabilities are viable for creating an efficient virtual desktop environment, including mobile device management, self-service capabilities, and more.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


5 Must-Haves for Highly Manageable Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Learn what features you should look for when creating a highly manageable infrastructure.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

What is the Real TCO of Unified Communications?
sponsored by XO Communications
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, you'll gain deep insight into the true TCO of UC solutions from various vendors, giving you the information necessary to find the best possible value.
Posted: 03 Jun 2015 | Published: 03 Jun 2015

XO Communications

Capitalize on a Big Opportunity: Move Enterprise Services to the Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative guidebook to learn how you can build a successful enterprise cloud solution.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Dimension Data

Centricity* Cardio Imaging
sponsored by GE Healthcare
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a specific cardio imaging solution that helps reduce costs by optimizing storage management for the cardiovascular department and beyond. Read now to reduce your IT footprint and your system's total cost of ownership.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 01 May 2015

GE Healthcare

5 Ways a Workstation Can Benefit Your Bottom Line
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine the return on investment (ROI) of professional workstations versus standard PC platforms for graphics-intensive applications. You'll learn five ways workstations can financially benefit your organization.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Measuring Mobile: How to Quantify the Success of Your Mobile Initiative
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find formulas for deriving the ROI of your mobile programs both in terms of customer engagement and operational efficiency.
Posted: 29 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015


The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover a detailed breakdown of the real total cost of ownership of a self-sign SSL certificate.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Enable a Data-Driven and Agile Organization with BI Modernization Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to discover a suite of services, architectures and technologies enabling a pragmatic approach to bridging traditional Business Intelligence (BI) with new big data technologies. Tune in and learn how to transition to the business analytics of the future.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 06 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

IBM services on BlueMix
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: IBM Bluemix enables developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage cloud applications, with access to an ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks.This resource provides everything you need to know about IBM Bluemix.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 07 Apr 2015

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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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