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Calculating the Return on Investment (ROI) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of any technology is essential prior to adoption. This step is particularly important for much-hyped technologies like Wireless LANs (WLANs).

Use this Excel-based TCO/ROI calculator as part of your WLAN strategic planning exercises. Features of this tool include:

  • Columns for separately representing both initial and ongoing WLAN costs and benefits.
  • Full summary of projected WLAN TCO and ROI.
  • Separate calculations for yearly net benefit, cumulative benefit and three-year ROI.

WLANs are a booming technology – be sure to do the upfront math before making any investments.

This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, "WLAN Payback: Can It Be Done in Just a Few Months?"

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Search Code: 9489
Published: September 17, 2006
Last Revised: September 17, 2006

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