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Palm Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand
Palm Computing to offer software to allow Palm devices to network with enterprise systems and applications.

tco gartner  since some estimates place TCO of networked Windows PCs at approximately $10,000/year. Although Gartner estimates Palm TCO at an unexpectedly high $2700/year (a figure we question), this figure is still significantly lower than for the traditional desktop. The ability of a Palm device to link with enterprise-class applications such as ERP 2 or groupware, if successfully implemented, means the Palm can now move out of the shirt pocket and onto the desktop (in a limited way). This will increase market Read More...
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Quantifying the Value of Software Asset Management
If you’re not up to speed on the key benefits of software asset management (SAM) solutions, this overview can help. Additionally, you’ll learn about the areas

tco gartner  Management Guidelines ROI | TCO Asset Management Software Web | TCO Data Asset Management Software | TCO Digital Asset Management Software | TCO Facilities Asset Management Software | TCO Free Software Asset Management | TCO IT Asset Management | TCO IT Asset Management Services | TCO IT Software Asset Management | TCO Plant Asset Management Software | TCO Software Asset Management | TCO Software Asset Management Audit | TCO Software Asset Management Conference | TCO Software Asset Management Plan | TCO Read More...
UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 1
February and bleak mid-winters are not exactly the high season for software user conferences in North America, and thus I accepted the invitation by UNIT4

tco gartner  total cost of ownership (TCO) . During the Boston analyst tour, the vendor forewarned us to watch for another survey in early 2010 whereby UNIT4 customers will calculate their cost of change. UNIT4 end user-based r esults were just announced in mid-March . Comparing the results of the abovementioned two surveys that UNIT4 conducted over the past 12 months via outside research companies, changes to ABW reportedly take half the time (or less) required by other ERP system users.  Dispersing Any Clouds Read More...
Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 1
At the time when my recent “SaaSy Discussions” series was already being published, I had an update briefing and great discussion with Colleen Niven Smith, vice

tco gartner  total cost of ownership (TCO ) and rapid deployment, and many now-outdated  Web 1.0  technologies were still leveraged at the time. The current wave, Wave 2 (or SaaS 2.0 ), started in the mid-2000s and is expected to last until around 2011. In this phase, the on-demand applications market has become mainstream, with an estimated size in the range of USD$8 billion to USD$14 billion, and is characterized by the use of integrated business services. Namely,  SaaS Integration Platforms (SIPs), first Read More...
Challenges for IT Managers in SMBs
The recent marketing push to integrate both small and medium sized businesses by large IT hardware and software vendors makes strategic sense. Both business

tco gartner  SME become unavailable 2. TCO (Total Cost of Ownership ) Model determines it is cost effective to outsource IT applications 3. Technical Support and Subject Expertise 4. Ability to expense this as opposed to finance as capital purchase. The SMB IT manager and Business Owners and Management have now a wide variety of choices on how they wish to manage their IT infrastructure Outsourcing may be an option or not but in closing it is always to consider your IT department alongside of your business growth and Read More...
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

tco gartner  total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More...
Measuring the TCO of Tape Storage Solutions
This tutorial presents a framework and financial methodology for deciding whether an enterprise should replace its current “status quo” tape storage solution

tco gartner  the TCO of Tape Storage Solutions This tutorial presents a framework and financial methodology for deciding whether an enterprise should replace its current “status quo” tape storage solution with a new “proposed” solution, and the economics related to that decision. Read this white paper for an analysis of the value drivers that contribute to the cost of the status quo and proposed tape storage solutions using an illustrative business case, and much more. Read More...
Lowering Enterprise Software Total Cost of Ownership through an Enterprise Application Training Platform
More than any other factor, ineffective training is responsible for inflating total cost of ownership (TCO) for software investments. Ineffective training

tco gartner  to support. Successfully lowering TCO means embracing e-learning, blended training solutions, and web-based simulations. Read More...
Reducing TCO with SAN Consolidation
Are ever-increasing demands for data accessibility causing your storage area network (SAN) to stretch beyond its limits? And as you consider various solutions

tco gartner  TCO with SAN Consolidation Are ever-increasing demands for data accessibility causing your storage area network (SAN) to stretch beyond its limits? And as you consider various solutions, are you concerned that your IT budget is being stretched too thin? Put those worries to rest: SAN consolidation solutions can extend the life of your SAN—and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Read More...
Total Cost of Ownership Secrets for Enterprise Applications
Any enterprise suite will pay for itself faster if you work diligently to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Those who interact with companies on

tco gartner  possible. They have certain TCO Secrets. Here they are. Make the most of your implementation. The quality of your enterprise software implementation process will have a marked effect on your cost of ownership throughout the lifecycle of your software product. And regardless of who your software provider is, a lot of that success depends on the project owner. In some instances, a project manager is not as involved in implementation- particularly in the early phases-as they could be. They rely on the Read More...
The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software
Consider the case of two hypothetical companies—Company A and Company Z—each using an identical enterprise software package delivering identical core

tco gartner  is about twice the TCO enjoyed by Company A. How could this be the case? The answer is simple. Company A chose to implement their software as-is – without modifications. Now let us define our terms. Modification is not the same as customization. A modern, flexible enterprise application suite should be easily customizable to cater to most business needs and tailor the user experience – without altering the underlying code or business logic. Modification implies actually altering the code and business Read More...
TCO Analysis: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 vs. JBoss Application Server V5
While concerns regarding open source are still being debated, many companies are experimenting with and deploying open source application servers in their data

tco gartner  Analysis: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 vs. JBoss Application Server V5 While concerns regarding open source are still being debated, many companies are experimenting with and deploying open source application servers in their data centers. While some are attracted to the ability to modify source code as needed, many are attracted to the perceived cost savings of open source. This white paper compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) of one open source and one commercial application server. Read More...
Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne-the Low TCO, High ROI Option for Top Tier ERP
Many one enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers adopt an approach of

tco gartner  solution that make low TCO a reality. Read More...
Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors
Many organizations are searching for automated solutions to support their 360 initiatives. Fortunately, selecting vendors is a lot like making a new hire. You

tco gartner  that can drive your TCO much higher. 5. Do you have a library of pre-packaged questionnaires? Careful, this is a trick question. The answer you want is, No, we don't believe in that. Most HR professionals agree that successful 360 programs must be carefully tailored to each organization's goals and values. The same questionnaire does not fit all sorts of different companies. Don't gamble the success of all your 360 initiatives by using pre-packaged questionnaires. 6. Do all your forms and reports have Read More...
Laptop Limitations Bringing You Down? Eliminating the Sacrifices Users Make for Portability
Laptop users often are forced to sacrifice performance and functionality, “dumbing down” critical applications for the sake of portability. Executives in many

tco gartner  total cost of ownership (TCO). Learn about common issues involved in deciding between laptop and desktop computing, and discover a solution. Read More...

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