Total Cost of Ownership Fuels Replacement of Mobile Platforms

4/2/2004 - According to a recent report by Venture Development Corporation: "Total Cost of Ownership Models for Mobile Computing and Communications Platforms: Industrial and Harsh Commercial Environments," the prospect of a more attractive TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) from new mobile platforms is a powerful factor in accelerating replacement cycles of existing mobile computing solutions.

Respondents to VDC's survey indicated average replacement cycles of:

Other motivators for replacing mobile computing equipment included:

About VDC
Founded in 1971, VDC is a technology market research and consulting firm that specializes in industrial and commercial electronics, computing, communications, software and power systems markets.

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