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What They Really Cost

New classes of desktop computers are aimed at lowering overall costs for corporate buyers

                              PC   NETWORK  NETPC
                                   COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT OUTLAY           $1,850    $980  $1,733
TECHNICAL SUPPORT           1,066     870     970
ADMINISTRATION                945     440     422
END-USER OPERATIONS         3,464   1,799   2,073
DESKTOP ANNUAL COSTS        7,325   4,089   5,198
NETWORK EQUIPMENT OUTLAY      682     689     664
NETWORK TECH SUPPORT          638     611     567
NETWORK ADMINISTRATION        552     230     406
NETWORK END USER              588     392     434
NETWORK ANNUAL COSTS        2,460   1,922   2,071
TOTAL COSTS                 9,785   6,011   7,267
DATA: GARTNER GROUP INC.


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