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Value Assessment

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ROI Rules

The most commonly discussed metric for any technology's value is ROI (return on investment), a ratio of costs to benefits. To calculate the ROI of a PC, for example, you'd total the costs of deploying the device--hardware, software, maintenance, training and so forth--and divide the total by the potential benefits, such as improved employee productivity, decreased cost of operations, increased revenue and better customer-satisfaction rates.

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