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TCO

Total Cost of Ownership

TCO

(1) (Total Cost of Ownership) The cost of using a computer. It includes the cost of the hardware, software and upgrades as well as the cost of the inhouse staff and/or consultants that provide training and technical support. See ROI.

(2) The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees, which certifies electronic devices that meet safety standards. TCO'92 certification requires greatly reduced magnetic field emission, energy efficiency as well as fire and electrical safety. TCO'95 added ergonomic and ecological requirements dealing with eyestrain and the use of certain materials in the manufacture and packaging. TCO'99 tightened the requirements of TCO'95. For more information, visit www.tco.se. See MPR II.
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Criteria for TCO Certified Tablets cover multiple attributes, including minimal use of hazardous materials, energy efficiency, visual and workload ergonomics, design for recycling as well as corporate social responsibility in the production phase.
TCO Certified is a third party certification for high performance ICT products that are also designed for minimal environmental impact: PCs, displays, projectors, phone headsets.
The NEC NP215 and NP410 satisfy the TCO requirements in an exemplary manner.
TCO encompasses the complete life cycle of a program or a system by taking into account both direct costs, such as the hardware and software of the system, and indirect costs, which can range from the facilities in which the system is housed to "shadow" support staff members, who maintain a system but are not part of the formal project.
Research conducted by enterprise resource planning vendor SAP found TCO evaluations by Gartner, Forrester and the Meta Group (now owned by Gartner) varied wildly in their estimation of average per-PC TCO for similar products (see graph).
Two years later, by unilateral modification in June 2001, the MICOM procurement contracting officer (PCO) withdrew the termination authority of the TCO and assumed that authority himself.
Further, the research examines the issue of the nature of TCO models and whether it is feasible to have a single TCO model for a firm or whether multiple TCO models are required for specific firms.
The TCO partners are now enjoying a return of more than $10 on every barrel sold, with transit fees and other export expenses being the highest cost element.
But, while TCO has helped initiate better dollars-and-cents thinking in the industry, it's really just a start--and it's probably time for more mature thinking in the area of IT economics.
a leading worldwide provider of advanced display technologies, has announced that its 21-inch (20-inch viewable) Xtreme P817 and 17-inch (16-inch viewable) short-depth PS775 monitors are the company's first units to receive the latest TCO '99 certification.