Market research firm Gartner Group hopes to promote a new total cost of ownership (TCO) methodology sponsored by leading PC suppliers as an industry standard.
At the Comdex show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Gartner demonstrated its TCO Analyst methodology as a software prototype. This was developed as part of a multi-client study managed by Gartner Consulting and sponsored by AST Computer, AT&T Solutions, Cirrus Logic, Citrix, Compaq, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, Novell, Toshiba and Wyse.
Gartner already offers its clients a holistic model for calculating enterprise computing costs. The TCO Analyst methodology builds on this by assigning a risk metric to possible solutions.
According to Bill Kirwin, Gartner's research director, the firm is extending a concept that it created in the first place. "We originated the Total Cost of Ownership concept 10 years ago and it has been widely adopted by the IT community. By working side by side with users and suppliers of IT, we're taking TCO to the next level to help users determine precisely how - and by how much - IT costs can be safely lowered."
The individual sponsors of the research that led to the new methodology will implement it in their products as they see fit. Cirrus Logic said it had already implemented it into several of its controllers.
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