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HP TCO challenge tool from the Tech Forum floor

Question: So what's the HP TCO challenge tool?

Answer: The TCO challenge tool, provided by independent analyst Alinean, Inc., lets you input your IBM mainframe configuration and receive a customized report. It will summarize your three-year total cost of ownership compared with a recommended HP platform. See how you can support the same services, yet reduce operational costs.

At HP Tech Forum 2009, I had the opportunity to meet with HP's Brian Cox and Alvina Nishimoto from the Integrity team. The TCO challenge tool was featured right at the front of the HP area in Tech Forum display area, with huge number savings displaying on the brightest , biggest and boldest screen. With the biggest baddest numbers.

Brian Cox and Alvina Nishimoto

Brian & Alvina also shared a cool, fun quick reference in a spinning wheel with me.

TCO spinning wheel

I asked Brian & Alvina what the tool was really about. They replied with it being  "an easy to use tool, informative, a great place to start a conversation on what HP can provide for mission-critical servers ". The "numbers in the tool are pre-populated so that you can easily just start playing around with the figures".  They also mentioned this tool is great to spark ideas the customers may not have had, cost-savings initiatives and other technology not in place. Gaining knowledge from this tool is good to do before setting up to meet with HP experts, as it can lead you to different choices you may not have thought of before.

Want to try it yourself? Of course you do...

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What were folks saying at the HPTF show? From the Twitter feeds:

    HPTechForum2009: NonStop kickoff Randy Meyer: Blades drive breakthru TCO and HP will not stop driving costs down #hptf

    HPIntegrity: NonStop in center of HPs strategy. you hear diff? “RUBBISH!” Steve Saltwick. Anyone say diff Steve wants 2 talk 2 you. #hptf

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