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The term 'PC Server' encompasses a wide range of computing hardware features and functionality. So, how can the entire range be subdivided into more manageable

idc server virtualization  Billion by 2003. [Source: IDC]. Segment Definitions For the purposes of this document, we will use the definitions below. (Over time, these definitions have changed, and will continue to change, and we expect that segments will consolidate.) Refer to Graph 1 for approximate user quantity vs. segment map. Workgroup: Users : Generally serves small groups, from as little as two or three, up to 20 or 30 clients/users. Pricing : Usually low-priced (under $2000) Typical Uses : E-mail, file, and print serving.

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idc server virtualization  In addition to the IDC and Birst TCO models, companies have continually validated that staffing costs are the highest percentage of the TCO of a BI solution. According to a white paper by Business Objects and Crimson Consulting Group on TCO: In addition to Initial Build and Ongoing Maintenance staffing costs, on average each physical server requires 0.25 Full time employees (FTE) to manage An average Business Objects deployment of 25 reports takes approximately five FTEs 90 days to deploy According to a Read More

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