THE Journal Webinar: 'Maximize Tight Budgets with TCO Analysis'


01.23.2007—THE Journal will host another Webinar in its series of discussions on technology issues in K-12 education. This latest discussion will cover "total cost of ownership" (TCO) issues, looking specifically at an A/V equipment TCO analysis at Madison County Schools. The live event will be held Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. PST.

Learn how Madison County Schools used the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) process to maximize their budget and build 21st century classrooms for their students. Join this free, one-hour webinar, sponsored by Mitsubishi, to see how the district used TCO analysis to identify their audio/visual equipment needs, evaluate their options and purchase the right products for their "intelligent classrooms."

Topics to be covered include :

  • Why TCO is important to budgeting decisions;
  • The nuts and bolts of TCO evaluation, including assessing needs, understanding TCO analysis and converting data into purchase decisions.

Participants will also gain access to Mitsubishi's online TCO calculator to evaluate your own projector needs and costs. (Mitsubishi is sponsoring the event.)

Charlene McGee, client services manager, Madison County Schools
David Allen, vice-president of sales, Compu-Trac
Vivek Thakur, business development manager of emerging markets, Texas Instruments

Geoff Fletcher, editorial director, THE Journal

The Webinar will be held Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. PST. Click the link below to register for this free event.

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David Nagel is editorial director, education for 1105 Media's Public Sector Media Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal. A 22-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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