Title: Cost Implication Analysis of Ncomputing Adoption-A Case study of Tanzania Education Sector

Year of Publication: Nov - 2014
Page Numbers: 113-121
Authors: Renatus Michael
Conference Name: The International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Education Technologies (CSCEET2014)
- Malaysia


Ncomputing Technology has proved to be a key cost saving approach in educational sectors. This brings some interests of analysing to which extent these devices bring cost relief to the users and stakeholders who deploy Ncomputing in secondary schools. The analysis compares the deployment costs of desktop computers with the costs to deploy Ncomputing in the Computer Labs. This research also explores the cost implications for deploying each of the Ncomputing devices while comparing with the cost of deploying desktop computers. The findings show that, generally, Ncomputing has a significant cost relief by more than 53% when deployed on a single Computer Lab of 40 students when compared to deploying desktop computers. Furhermore, Ncomputing M300 seem to be the cheapest option with up to 74% cost saving while the least option found to be U170. In this paper, recommendations from the key vendors and opinions of local users of Ncomputing are also presented.