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Notebook Computers: Fair Market Value Analysis (2001-2005)
This special study gives detailed information on notebook computer configurations, performance, and fair market values (FMV) by vendor over the last five years. Vendors include Dell, IBM (Lenovo), HP/Compaq, and Toshiba. Data includes historical average unit cost, cost/GHz, FMV decline curves as a percentage of list price, and discount practices, Technology buyers will find this a valuable source of information for accurately forecasting the residual value of laptop computers in use today or planned for aquisition, maximizing the useful life of equipment, and developing purchasing and leasing strategies. (111 pp., 25 figs.)
The Falling Costs of Mobile Computing
The increase in the use of mobile computing, centered around laptop computers, presents special challenges to IT managers. This Research Byte, which is an executive summary of our full report, Falling Costs of Mobile Computing Drive Corporate Adoption, which forecasts the deployment and cost differential of laptop computers relative to desktops. It also includes recommendations for IT managers to manage the challenges of mobile computing, the greatest of which is security of data carried on mobile devices.