New post from our sister site – Windows8enterprise.com.

It talks a little bit about how to strategically determine the total cost of ownership for Microsoft’s newest Operating System – Windows 8.

An excerpt:

Many IT organizations use Total Cost of Ownership or TCO analysis to determine the economic value of new technology deployments.

Windows 8 as a new platform is no different, requiring organizations to look at all the hardware, software, operational and long-term ramifications of deployment.

Let’s make two guiding statements to get started;

  • There are some unknowns with a TCO analysis for Windows 8, due to the newness of the technology. There is more uncertainty than with a Vista to Windows 7 migration, as the user paradigm, interface, and device spread is very different.
  • The TCO analysis will vary dramatically between companies based on their current PC and server platforms.  For example, a recent Windows 7 firm will likely have different results from a Windows XP firm.

Having said that, what would the outlines of a Windows 8 TCO analysis look like and how would they differ from prior versions of Windows?

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About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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