Virtualization and Cloud Computing
CoSN-Gartner TCO Tool
Tips and Recommendations
Frequently Asked Questions
TCO Case Studies
Contact - Advisory Panel
The CoSN-Gartner TCO tool includes costs for the local area network infrastructure within schools. This can include school owned infrastructure between buildings. Wide area networks are not specifically covered by this tool, but certainly need to be part of any network-focused cost study. ISP's and other network service providers can be included under TechnologyOther/External Application Service Providers.
Cisco offers an introduction: "
Total Cost of Network Ownership: An Overview
Network Computing offers a
which discusses TCO considerations for various network types.
TheLippis Report provides a podcast and video message in "
Best Practices To Balance Network Total Cost Of Ownership
Network Strategy Partners has evaluated the TCO of passive optical LAN networks versus the traditional switched networks in their white paper, "
Transformation of the Enterprise Network Using Passive Optical LAN
Looking at building your own WAN? Understanding TCO of leased lines versus building your own wide area network requires some evaluation. The BT Journal by Springer Netherlands offers help in understanding the TCO of building and maintaining your own network in their white paper, "
Telecommunications Network Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment Modelling
SchoolDude and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Launch Sixth Annual K-12 IT Benchmarking Research Survey
eCamous News - Taking the Next Step with Open Source
Marla Davenport Discusses TCO and VOI at MN Ties
THE Journal - Helping Others to Help Oneself
TechCrunch - People and Patterns: Getting Cloud TCO Right
Paranet - How to lower your IT (TCO) with IT Asset Management
Links to external TCO resources by topic:
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