The Top 10 Knowledge Network Calculators in 2009

Patrick Avery

The year 2009 has been a successful one for the Knowledge Network. We have gathered almost 500 tools and resources for our readers to use in the workplace. Here is a look at 10 of the best calculators uploaded to the Knowledge Network this year.

 

New Employee Cost Calculator

Recruiting new employees should be preceded by a clear understanding of the full costs of current employees in relation to those of each new hire. This tool is designed to help IT decision makers determine the immediate and ongoing costs of adding new users.

 

Cost of Downtime Calculator

It can be a great help in trying to justify infrastructure projects when you can show the cost of downtime. This simple tool can go a long way in bridging the communication gap between your IT people and business people by explaining financial implications of doing certain things.

 

Telecom Expense Management Calculator


The benefits of TEM often extend beyond savings on the corporate phone bill. By carefully tracking contracts and use, TEM can spotlight areas where contracts should be modified to eliminate unnecessary costs such as vendor penalties associated with over- or under-usage. This calculator can help.

 

Green IT e-Billing Calculator

This calculator guides you through calculating labor, software, hardware and other related costs. After entering the appropriate data, the calculator will provide monthly savings, amortized costs and net savings.

 

Server Refresh Calculator

This calculator will give you a quick estimate of what your savings would be if you adopt this strategy. You can calculate the effects of a change in refresh rate for as many as five classes of servers.

 

Reduction-in-Force Calculator

This calculator is designed to help you with the unpleasant but sometimes necessary task of meeting a mandated reduction-in-force target. Obviously, the decisions about who to layoff will not be based on salary alone. But once you have figured out some options, this calculator will quickly show you whether they meet the target.

 

Telecommuting Calculator

The purpose of this telecommuting calculator is to provide a quick approximation of your savings opportunity with telecommuting.

 

Green Data Center Calculator - Virtualization

This calculator will give users a quick approximation of the results you can expect from server virtualization -- installing software that enables multiple applications to run on a single server, thus reducing the total number of servers in the data center.

 

Green IT Paper-Reduction Calculator

This calculator lets you estimate the potential savings achievable through five tactics: two-sided (duplex) printing, elimination of reports that are not being used, switching from paper forms to e-forms, switching from conventional faxes to e-faxes and reducing the weight of paper used for various documents.

 

Tiered Storage Savings Calculator

The purpose of this tiered storage calculator is to provide a quick approximation of your savings opportunity if you switch from your current storage deployment to a more rigorous tiered approach.



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Apr 1, 2010 6:06 AM Active Trader Links Active Trader Links  says:

Hey, thanks for the useful and unique info about calculators. I was totally unaware of the most of the calculators, you have mentioned over here and I wanna know that what calculator may I use for the assessment of my financial concerns.

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