How does your organization maximize returns on computers and IT equipment? Most companies need to upgrade their computing systems every few years, typically 18-24 months for more competitive organizations and a 3-5 year time period for more conservative, ‘slower’ businesses or market segments. Systems like desktops and PCs are replaced a bit earlier and most servers are replaced around the 3, 4 or at most, 5 year mark. Why?
Obsolete IT equipment is a burden
Computers and other tech equipment can become obsolete and may result in a burden on the business in terms of ongoing costs, support, even the performance the business expects. The costs are not just related to the hardware or software itself but to the innovation and the responsiveness that the users may no longer be able to take advantage of.
For instance, x86 based Linux systems provide thousands of innovative new applications. UNIX doesn’t. All the latest standardized tools for cloud automation and virtualization are not supported on UNIX. The consequences are its slower and harder to provision new services or applications using UNIX based systems.
The latest IT equipment is a boon
Technology is constantly being updated and improved. So to get the best results for your people, whether its getting an analytical query done in minutes vs. days, or ensuring that a customer at your retail establishment is not kept waiting while a customer support representative searches for data on the customer database. In addition to lower costs of support, maintenance newer IT systems will result in higher returns to the business because of improved business agility, through more cost effective performance.
Beating the competition
Doing more with less or rather fewer people…Modernizing your IT can also enable your business to use more sophisticated technology to better able to keep up with faster or larger competitors.
Maximize Returns on Computers
So newer, faster and cheaper is the way to go to enable your users, both employees and customers to be more efficient, collaborative and to produce better results.