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