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Strategies for reducing TCO for Desktop PCs

By Beth Blakely ·
Tight budgets often lead to PCs purchased on an as-needed basis leading to a complex mix of desktops?many of which are aging rapidly?to support. This disparate mix of hardware can increase support costs significantly. For help in managing the costs and complexities of your motley crew of hardware, read this white paper by Intel. http://itpapers.techrepublic.com/abstract.aspx?docid=96007 It provides tips for reducing the complexity of your hardware base, upgrading to new PC systems, and reducing your refresh cycle to three years.
When you're ready to make a purchase, use Shannon Kalvar's advice for assessing new hardware needs http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6315_11-5157098.html and, to secure the funding you'll need, read his advice for making a business case for new hardware purchases. http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6313_11-5151914.html

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