Frost & Sullivan Hosts Webinar for Understanding the Cost of Ownership

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Jan. 27, 2011

WHEN:                      Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at 1.00 p.m. EST

LOCATION:             Online, with free registration

SPEAKERS: Mariano Kimbara, Research Analyst for Frost & Sullivan’s Measurement & Instrumentation Group, and Bill Lycette, Manager, Corporate Quality, Agilent Technologies

Recent research performed on the general-purpose test equipment market has shown increased interest from end users in lowering their cost of test. While economic conditions are improving, the downturn has changed the behavior of companies forever, and their focus on lowering cost of test is expected to remain strong.

Achieving a lower cost of test requires a thorough understanding of total cost of ownership. This briefing will present key findings from research recently performed on the general-purpose test and measurement equipment market and highlight the challenges faced by end users of general-purpose test equipment.

Frost & Sullivan has invited Bill Lycette, manager of Corporate Quality at Agilent Technologies and author of several whitepapers on the subject, to comment on models to best calculate cost of ownership. With his colleague Duane Lowenstein, Mr. Lycette received the David M. Goodman Best Paper Award for Management Topics at Autotestcon 2010 for the insightful examination of total cost of ownership for test equipment.

This briefing will benefit end users of general-purpose test and measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, logic analyzers, power meters, electronic counters, and multimeters as well as manufacturers of such equipment by discussing the current market dynamics, providing revenue forecasts, identifying key industry challenges, and highlighting current and future solutions for lowering cost of test.

“Cost of test for general-purpose test equipment is not just about the initial capital price,” observed Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Mariano Kimbara. “Calibration, maintenance, are personnel required to support the test systems are among the aspects that need to be taken into consideration when making a purchase decision. While understanding the total cost of ownership of test equipment over the entire product lifecycle is critical to lowering the cost of test, it remains a daunting task for end users and requires the use of sophisticated models.”

“The costs to own and operate test & measurement equipment over its useful life can easily exceed the purchase price of the equipment,” stated Agilent Technologies Corporate Quality Manager Bill Lycette. “Identifying and understanding critical ownership factors through total cost of ownership modeling is an important step toward improving the bottom line of the enterprise.”


  • To attend the briefing, e-mail [email protected] your full name, job title, company name, company telephone number, company email address and website, city, state and country.
  • Receive a recorded version of the briefing anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

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About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation, and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s growth team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages more than 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents.

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