• May 27, 2024

Learn the ROI of Virtual Desktops BEFORE Your School Invests

Greg M. Smith
  • by Greg M. Smith

If you’re currently researching virtual desktop or lab solutions for your campus, you need to know the return on investment. Which solution will give you the most value?

With the dramatic downturn in FAFSA completion rates and potential reduction in enrollment rates, your institution may be experiencing more budgetary constraints than usual. Virtual lab solutions help you stretch your tech dollars. And your students benefit from much greater access.

While many articles talk about the cost effectiveness of VDI, how do you choose the best virtual desktop solution for your institution?

The answer is in your ROI, not industry generalizations.

That’s why we created our ROI Estimate — a fast, easy way for you to see the exact calculations for your campus.

ROI Estimate: Calculate Your Cost and Savings

We thought: Wouldn’t it be great to see exactly what you’ll spend, with no hidden fees? And to be able to compare it to your current tech expenditures?

So, we created a tool to do exactly that.

How It Works:

Navigate to the Request an ROI Estimate page and fill out a short form.

Within an hour, we’ll send your personalized return on investment calculations.

It’s a free report and there’s absolutely no obligation. Use it as part of your research.

What’s Included in Your ROI Calculator Report

The tool generates a five-section, personalized report based on your institution’s enrollment information:

  1. Your campus profile
  2. Annual hardware depreciation costs
  3. Annual IT labor costs
  4. Annual computer repair and security costs
  5. Virtual computer lab costs

Your campus profile gives you an overview of your computer lab’s usage and maintenance. We break it down by the number of computers, average cost of computers, depreciation cycle, number of students using your labs per month, and the average cost of IT staff.

In the report, we estimate your annual hardware depreciation costs, labor costs, and hardware repair and maintenance costs. It includes your total current annual computer lab costs.

The virtual computer lab costs section gives you a breakdown of Propeller’s licensing and cloud utility costs, based on your full-time enrollment information.

You can access the total annual cost of virtual labs for your campus and see the estimated savings from a single report.

What Is the Cost Benefit of Virtual Desktops?

Virtual desktops save your campus money in several ways, including decreased expenses in hardware, software, and lab maintenance.

Additionally, campuses reduce energy usage because students can use their own devices and log on from anywhere. A managed solution also takes the burden off your IT staff, so they can allocate time to other areas that benefit your campus.

Besides the savings in expenditures, virtual desktops improve accessibility and scale, allowing you to serve more students and increase enrollment. We discussed these advantages in a recent blog post on budgetary benefits of virtual desktops.

Whether you’re currently looking for a new solution, doing some preliminary research, or just curious to see your institution’s calculations, stop by our ROI Estimate page to request your report.

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