Gartner Research

Organizations That Unlock PCs Unnecessarily Will Face High Costs

Published: 19 December 2008

ID: G00161951

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , Ronni Rosenstein


Lockdown reduces costs if the degree of lockdown matches the requirements of the users' roles within the organization. Too much or too little lockdown will have a negative effect on costs. IT organizations need to adjust their lockdown strategies to match the changing user working environment.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The TCO Effect
  • Unlocking Desktops Has TCO Implications
  • Opening Some Users vs. Opening the Floodgates
  • Degrees of Lockdown: How Much Is Too Much?

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