IT@Intel: Using TCO to Determine PC Upgrade Cycles
How can you get the most out of your PC purchases? How do you know when your PC support costs are more than the cost to purchase new PCs? At Intel, we've developed a comprehensive methodology, based on total cost of ownership (TCO), that lets us calculate the real cost of operating more than 90,000 PCs. Using it, we can understand the real cost of deploying and maintaining our PCs across varying time horizons.