Gartner Research

Total Cost of Ownership Comparison of PCs With Server-Based Computing

Published: 04 August 2008

ID: G00159622

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


This research compares the TCO of traditional PCs to that of SBC and thin clients in several different scenarios, and examines where it can best serve to reduce TCO.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Assumptions
  • What Is Not Included
  • TCO Analysis
  • Direct Costs
  • Indirect Costs
  • Other Scenarios
    • Number of Concurrent Users Lower Than Total Number of Users
    • Simple Deployments
    • Hybrid PC — SBC Scenario

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