total cost of ownership

total cost of ownership
   Abbreviated TCO. A term first used by the Gardener Group in an attempt to quantify the real cost of a particular computer solution.
   TCO encompasses the direct costs of the hardware and the software required and then adds in costs for maintenance and support, costs for the users performing their own technical support rather than their official job, and system productivity costs.

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