GOAL OR METRIC: Single, Centralized & Automated PC Management on a Common Platform Using One Console
RATIONALE:.With the typical Total Cost of Ownership for each business PC averaging $615 each (not including the cost of the PC), and deployment costs averaging $795 per PC, management simplification can have a profound impact on these figures. True efficiency, therefore, is to standardize the platform and consolidate management to a management console.
Standardization can take many paths: Common OS, standardized apps and limited versions of apps, single or limited number of vendors, standard or limited processor types or brands, etc.
POTENTIAL RESULTS: The less IT has to touch each PC, and the more remote and automated management can be, the less it will cost to support and manage them.