The term total cost of ownership or TCO describes the full investment required to acquire, install, and maintain an application. We often think of TCO when making a large initial investment in a new system. It also applies to situations that involve minimal startup costs but substantial ongoing costs.
Homegrown file transfer solutions are a prime example of the minimal startup, but substantial and ongoing cost scenario. This solution brief explains why something as seemingly simple and straightforward as a file transfer task turns into such a costly operation. It also describes how Attachmate FileXpress alleviates those costs and continues to meet enterprise needs long beyond the lifespan of resource-demanding homegrown solutions.