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Gartner TCO is a consistent, industry-standard way of assessing IT costs. Given tighter financial controls and increasingly expanding IT influence, TCO analysis is more critical than ever. Thus, it's important to distill TCO into its elemental parts and define it at its fundamental level.
Table of Contents
What Is TCO?
Origin of TCO
Definition of TCO
Mandatory Elements Required to Create a TCO Assessment
Optional Elements to Improve a TCO Simulation
- 5.1 Complexity Module
- 5.2 Best-Practice Module
- 5.3 Worker Type Profile Module
- 5.4 Zeroing Indirect Costs
Who Should Use TCO
How IT Users Utilize TCO
- 7.1 Comparing Costs to a Baseline
- 7.2 What-If Scenarios Before Implementation
- 7.3 Understanding Future Costs
How IT Vendors Utilize TCO
- 1.0 What Is TCO?