How To Reduce Total Cost Of Ownership For PCs

RES Software: How To Reduce Total Cost Of Ownership For PCs

TCO for PCs is $5,867 a year per unmanaged desktop, $9,224 per notebook. This white paper looks at using “automated workspace management” products to reduce TCO.

“Today the total cost of ownership (TCO) for PCs on an annual basis is $5,867 per unmanaged
desktop1 and $9,224 per unmanaged notebook1. No surprise, then, that organizations large
and small have made the reduction of PC TCO a top priority, specifically since on average 35%
of an organization’s IT budget is being spent on managing Windows desktops and notebooks.
Reducing the TCO of desktops and laptops through improved manageability and automation
will be the top priority for most IT organizations today.

Leading analyst firms agree in their studies that the best way to reduce a PC TCO is to
lockdown the machine. Locking down PCs, however, limits the changes that can be made to the
base operating system and prevents the installation of unauthorized software on the computer
as well as block access of unwanted applications. A report by Gartner for example says,
‘Locking down users could deliver an overall TCO reduction of 45% more than unmanaged

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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