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Total Cost of Ownership

http://www.cosn.org/tco

Understanding the complete cost of your computing programs is key for the implementation of your strategic plan and evaluation of actions to provide better service for less. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a methodology to measure and understand the costs of acquiring and maintaining networks of computers and obtaining staff and other user-related support. This site developed by CoSN provides tools and case studies to assist in your technology planning.

SchoolBiz

http://www.techlearning.com/features/0039/cover-story-schoolbiz/44567

In this 2007 Technology & Learning cover story, Michael Simkins describes ten business practices--and the technology that supports them--that can help your district maximize resources and run smoothly. Examples include asset management, benchmarking, and determining return on investment (ROI).

TCO-Initial Hidden Costs

http://www.sjbrooks-young.com/id13.html

Susan Brooks-Young developed this easy-to-use tool that school districts and sites may download and use to identify upfront hidden costs of hardware and software. To access the tool, click on the URL and scroll down to the appropriate document link.

TCO-Ongoing Costs

http://www.sjbrooks-young.com/id13.html

Susan Brooks-Young developed this easy-to-use tool that school districts and sites may download and use to identify ongoing hidden costs related to hardware and software purchases. To access the tool, click on the URL and scroll down to the appropriate document link.

Financial Planning 101

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/brooks-young/

In this 9-minute narrated presentation, Susan Brooks-Young shares practical lessons learned about effective financial planning for school or district technology plans. Topics include laying the groundwork for sustainable funding, total cost of ownership, and value of investment.

Planning for Technology

http://www.portical.org/barnett_intro.html#aup

In this collection of brief, narrated slide shows, Harvey Barnett shares key information and strategies to inform and guide your technology planning process. Topics include relevant research findings, financial issues, total cost of ownership, professional development, and others.

 

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