The CoSN-Gartner web-based K-12 TCO was released in 2003 as a tool based on Gartner's distributed computing TCO model for school technology leaders to use in better understanding the costs associated with the computing environment. This free web-based tool has been used by over 2,000 K-12 school districts, independent schools and state/regional agencies. The "TCO Overview: Why TCO Matters" and the TCO Backgrounder provide an introduction.
The CoSN-Gartner TCO tool is a free web-based calculator that is available exclusively to public and private K-12 institutions and related government agencies.
Included with the web-based CoSN-Gartner TCO tool are complete documentation with guidance for each of the input data fields, a user indirect labor survey instrument, eight case studies (plus three one-to-one TCO studies), tips and recommendations, frequently asked questions, and a guide on interpreting the results of your TCO assessment.
Please read the Tips and Recommendations page on this website before getting started.
What other school districts have learned from their TCO assessment.
Note: If you haven't requested and received a username and password or have forgotten your username and/or password, go to the CoSN-Gartner TCO tool and request access on the login screen where it states: " Please click here to request access."