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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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Analyst Report: Forrester - Product innovation demands more flexible software delivery
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: In September 2010, the IBM Corporation commissioned the Forrester Consulting group to conduct a study whose aim was to better understand the critical role software innovation plays in product development. Download the report to see the results.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

Top 10 reasons why HP software customers are moving to IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Take a moment to see how many of these top 10 benefits you’re realizing with your HP Software solutions. And then remember: With IBM, you can achieve them all.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

Oracle Exadata and Netezza TwinFin™ Compared
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This eBook will explain the fundamental differences between the Netezza TwinFin and Oracle Exadata solutions. You will learn which solutions best meet your business needs and how to achieve optimal results from your data.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

WebSphere Application Server v7 vs. Oracle WebLogic 11g
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This document briefly covers key differences between IBM® WebSphere® Application Server and Oracle WebLogic Server. While both products are of high quality and will perform well even in demanding mission-critical environments, there are still some differences in their efficiency and resulting total cost of ownership.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

The Hidden Costs of Microsoft® BitLocker®: White Paper
sponsored by WinMagic
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the issues that you may or may have not known about Microsoft BitLocker. View now to explore enterprise mobile security considerations that will help you make educated decisions on what’s best for your business.
Posted: 19 Aug 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2011

WinMagic

Presentation Transcript: The Role of Tape in Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Despite the growth of remote backup over the network, tape is still a key element in disaster recovery (DR) plans. In this transcript of a recent Webcast, Pierre Dorion, data center practice director at Long View Systems Inc., answers common tape backup questions as they relate to DR.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

Enkitec Improves Performance, Scalability, and Management of Hosted IT Services Environment with Oracle Exadata
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
PODCAST: In this podcast, Wade Nicholas, President of Enkitec, an IT consulting firm, explores what is driving customer interest in Oracle Exadata today.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Premiered: Aug 8, 2011

Oracle Corporation

FAQ Guide: The Role of Tape in Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Despite the growth of remote backup over the network, tape is still a key element in disaster recovery (DR) plans. Pierre Dorion, data center practice director at Long View Systems Inc., answers common tape backup questions as they relate to DR.
Posted: 05 Aug 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

Computer Weekly 19 July 2011: A Conversation with the CIO of one of the UK government’s biggest IT estates
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: In this week's issue of Computer Weekly we talk exclusively to one of the top CIOs in UK government about the challenges of innovating with IT at a time when the public sector is forced to make huge cuts in spending. An informative buyer's guide on desktop virtualisation is also featured, plus much more. Download this issue now.
Posted: 18 Jul 2011 | Published: 18 Jul 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

CRM Total Cost of Ownership: Fees, Subscriptions and Hidden Costs
sponsored by SugarCRM Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The following analysis provides a comparative price analysis of four leading CRM solutions for midmarketorganizations. Forrester Research defines midmarket organizations as any organization with revenues of lessthan $1 billion and/or fewer than 1,000 employees.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

SugarCRM Inc.

Shared Infrastructure: Scale-Out Advantages and Effects on TCO
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Applications such as high performance computing, Web 2.0 and cloud technologies are beginning to require similar features in the data center, including high density, serviceability and power efficiency. Find out how a shared infrastructure can meet these requirements, while providing significant TCO savings.
Posted: 06 Jul 2011 | Published: 06 Jul 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Netezza TwinFin vs. Oracle Exadata
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This powerful ebook from recently acquired Netezza illustrates how the Netezza appliance (TwinFin) outperforms Oracle Exadata.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

IBM

Running IT as a Business: Seven Steps to Aligning IT with the Business
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the 7 steps to aligning IT with the business. Find out what they are and how they can help your business provide customer-driven results.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

SAS

The Desktop Transformation Project Virtual Desktops – Demystified
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization has become a viable and cost justifiable alternative to the standard, physical laptop/desktop system. Review this white paper and learn the technical basics of this initiative along with the expected benefits this environment can bring to your organization.
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

Matrix42

Tivoli Endpoint Manager: Continuous Compliance in a Distributed World
sponsored by Mainline Information Systems
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript will teach you about the downfalls of endpoint management including, complexity, compliance and cost. You will also learn how to mitigate these downfalls and find a product where these are non issues.
Posted: 17 Jun 2011 | Published: 16 Jun 2011

Mainline Information Systems

Single Vendor Network: Myth or Reality
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an analysis conducted by Gartner of hundreds of clients discussing why they introduced a second vendor into their network infrastructure, and the impact it has on operational costs.
Posted: 14 Jun 2011 | Published: 14 Jun 2011

Avaya

Time Value of Data
sponsored by SGI
WHITE PAPER: All of the printed material on earth is estimated to be about 200 petabytes (200,000 terabytes) of data. That is a lot of information and a lot of data to manage. But it is dwarfed by the amount of data that is generated worldwide with information technology today. Read this white paper to learn more about how to survive the information explosion.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 13 Jun 2011

SGI

Red Hat Server Modernization TCO Calculator
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: This assessment tool compares the projected costs of growing and maintaining a current Unix based server environment with the costs of migrating to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server environment.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Published: 09 Jun 2011

Red Hat & IBM

Optimizing Storage for Oracle E-Business Suite Applications
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a cost-effective information management solution that optimizes storage infrastructures while also maintaining the performance and scalability that businesses require.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

Oracle Corporation

The Truth About MPLS Security
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: If you are sending data over a “private” Wide Area Network (WAN) there is a dirty little secret your service provider doesn’t want you to know about. The truth is that these so-called private WANs offer no inherent security and they aren't really even private.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

Certes Networks

Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining: Successful, Cost-Effective Virtualization Initiatives
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is now a key strategic initiative. But without a holistic vision of the entire infrastructure, its true potential will not be met. Read now to discover the value of tools that simultaneously manage your entire infrastructure, both physical and virtual.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

BDNA

Fluid Data: Enterprise Storage that Redefines the Data Center
sponsored by Dell Compellent
DATA SHEET: Check out this data sheet to learn about a truly revolutionary product that allows you to scale on a single platform with no forced end of life, slashes storage costs by as much as 80%, and forms the foundation for flexible grid storage.
Posted: 06 Jun 2011 | Published: 06 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

IBM Systems Consolidation Evaluation Tool
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Create a strong financial business justification with support TCO and ROI results.
Posted: 06 Jun 2011 | Published: 06 Jun 2011

IBM

IBM whitepaper: Building a Dynamic Infrastructure with IBM Power Systems: A Closer Look at Private Cloud TCO
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the Total Cost of Ownership for a dynamic infrastructure built around private cloud services and compares it to public cloud alternatives as well as conventional one-application-per-distributed server models.
Posted: 06 Jun 2011 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

IBM

Total Cost of Acquisition and Ownership Study for: Consolidating Lotus Domino x86 Workloads on IBM Power Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how companies can maximize the return on their investments by moving up to Lotus Domino 8.5 and consolidating from a larger number of x86 servers to a smaller number of IBM Power servers.
Posted: 06 Jun 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2010

IBM
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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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