[ILUG] IDC TCO report doesnt show cost of viruses or clients.
dermot at dspsrv.com
Wed May 12 08:13:29 IST 2004
On Tue, 11 May 2004 19:16:32 +0100, James McCarthy
<jamesmccarthy at dublin.ie> wrote:
> more in 2003 than MS made in revenue for that year.
> So it only takes into account the number of copies of windows sold
> during that time, so the cost is the cost spread over each new copy that
If you could find out the number of installed Microsoft OS's installed
worldwide and divide the virus costs by that, your figure will still
be an estimate, but at least will be more realistic. The $3000 cost
of virus removal for each new PC is wrong and seems wrong, and in the
long run is just undermining your good point.
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