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Desktop TCO for Years 4, 5 and 6: Someone Has to Pay

Published: 09 September 2003

ID: G00117190

Analyst(s): Ron Silliman, Federica Troni, Mark Margevicius , Eric Stegman , Eric Rocco , Michael Silver , Mikako Kitagawa , Leslie Fiering


The annual total cost of ownership for a PC kept for three years is roughly the same as one kept for four, five or six years. However, costs shift from the enterprise and the IS organization to the end user.

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