ERIC Number: ED493336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Smart Budgeting with Total Cost of Ownership. Backgrounder Brief. CoSN Essential Leadership Skills Series
Consortium for School Networking (NJ1)
At the advent of the 21st century, schools are devoting more and more financial and staff resources to incorporating technology into the classroom to support teaching, learning and the management of school business. But as schools purchase computers and link them together in local and wide-area networks, totaling the dollars spent on hardware is merely the beginning of the total dollars needed for the effective use of the technology purchases. And it is but one small part of the expenses schools can expect in subsequent years if they are going to effectively use those technology-based resources. [This Backgrounder Brief is an executive summary of "Taking TCO To the Classroom," a component of CoSN's Essential Leadership Skills Series.]
Descriptors: Purchasing, Ownership, Costs, Business, Strategic Planning, Economic Impact, School Business Officials, School Districts, Strategic Planning, Information Technology, Information Management, Budgeting, Resource Allocation, Human Resources
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consortium for School Networking, Washington, DC.