Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a financial estimate designed to help consumers and enterprise managers assess direct and indirect costs related to the purchase of any capital investment, such as (but not limited to) computer software or hardware. A TCO assessment ideally offers a final statement reflecting not only the cost of purchase but all aspects in the further use and maintenance of the equipment, device, or system considered.
Effective requirements collection at the outset of the project is the key step that will ensure that the project manager can deliver what is actually expected. In this respect, the business analyst must become a key ally and advisor to the project manager. Most project managers are not trained business analysts, so taking advantage of the skill set that a business analyst can offer can greatly enhance the possibility of project success.
Organizations today are using video conferencing and collaboration in many ways that were not imaginable just a few years ago. These implementations and use cases are delivering hard and soft benefits far beyond the cost savings associated with business travel and general purpose meetings.
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To help organizations evaluate their Business Intelligence needs, Panorama Software has built a vendor agnostic multi-vendor evaluation work sheet. Organizations can rank as many vendors as they wish in a spread sheet that contains over 150 features. All data is then aggregated into a results sheet, displaying your top options.
Office 365 empowers businesses to increase productivity and lower costs. From providing all the business tools you need and are familiar with – to keeping you constantly up to date. Join Microsoft and Agile IT for a look inside Office 365 and see for yourself why Office 365 is the last upgrade you’ll need.
Are you spending more time than you anticipated shopping for a new business phone system?
Evaluating all of the phone system options on the market can be quite time consuming. Rather than wasting valuable time looking at a system that won’t fit needs of your size of business, it pays to focus in on those phone systems that are truly appropriate for your needs.
Compare Business Products has prepared the following comprehensive listing and reviews of the five leading phone systems on the market for each of the following business size categories:
• Small-size businesses
• Medium-size businesses (includes both on-premises and hosted solutions)
• Enterprise-level businesses
This white paper discusses the benefits of researching the total cost of ownership for a UC system and how businesses can lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) by selecting a simple yet sophisticated solution.
Whether you need to build a business case for a UC system, or are ready to select a new solution, this white paper offers a thorough, side-by-side comparison of ShoreTel and Avaya offerings to help you make informed decisions.
This document will highlight the financial link between better customer service and increased company profitability. It will also highlight several best practices that help organizations convert their service businesses from a cost center into a profit center.
This paper addresses the challenges of planning, budgeting and forecasting in a spreadsheet environment and highlights the advantages of using a software solution designed specifically for dynamic planning. The business challenges and drivers are discussed, including organizational and technological best practices to follow. A Planning Software Selection Matrix is included to assist decision makers in selecting the most appropriate planning software for their specific business processes and needs.
What if you could transform your communications system to rival the rich functionality and flexibility of bigger competitors with dedicated IT staff?
This new white paper compares the costs and functionality of using a hosted unified communications (UC) system "in the cloud" versus investing in an on-site "premises-based" system. The findings might surprise you.
Download this new white paper now to:
•Understand the tradeoffs between owning vs. hosted UC systems
•Review a dollars-to-dollars comparison in a full total cost of ownership (TCO) study
•Learn the pitfalls to avoid when evaluating different UC systems
This paper shows how the IBM Maximo software solution is the leading asset and service management software in the marketplace, through its highly flexible business components and technology architecture
Read how the NetApp Distributed Content Repository Solution is an efficient and risk-reducing active archive solution. The study also provides readers with a framework to do their own financial impact evaluation.