Balancing the technology needs of state and local government and educational institutions against shrinking budgets is contributing heavily to the proliferation of false logic and expensive miscalculations by people involved in the government hardware procurement process. This article exposes the Top 5 Myths and misinformation that are causing state and local government and educational IT managers to spend more money than they need to.
1. Computer Hardware Prices Are The Biggest Contributors To The Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO).
This one is easy to believe when you’re specifying computers and network devices and sticker shock sets in. The real truth is that computer hardware is only a small part of the TCO. Repairs, labor, technical support, software and the hidden costs of downtime can easily exceed the initial hardware purchase price.
2. Cost-Savings Result When Generic and Low-Cost Hardware is Purchased.
Just the opposite is true. High-quality equipment, such as HP servers, HP desktops, HP notebooks, HP storage, HP workstations, …Continue reading