Gartner Research

Desktop Total Cost of Ownership: 2008 Update

Published: 24 January 2008

ID: G00153705

Analyst(s): Federica Troni , Michael Silver , Mark Margevicius


A well-managed desktop can save money -- a 42% savings for a locked and well-managed desktop PC compared with an unmanaged one. The cost of management servers and staffing means organizations need to apply more than just casual management to reap the benefits of management software.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Partial Management Provides No Cost Advantage

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