HR technology briefs (August 12, 2002)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2002

THE TOTAL COST OF A PDA

Stamford, Conn.

— Organizations considering setting employees up with personal digital assistant (PDA) should know it could cost them as much as US $3,000 per year, according to technology research experts Gartner, Inc. When a wireless modem is added, the cost can run to more than $4,300 annually. When looking at total cost of ownership (TCO) software and service costs can average $50 a month per user. To understand the return on investment, total benefit of ownership, (TBO) must also be clear. Benefits include increased productivity, increased revenues, better accuracy from constant communication and the elimination of redundant processes.