Tag: Refurbishment

Case Study: Improving the network through asset review

Improving the network through asset review

An online gaming company needed to refresh their infrastructure, held at a remote colocation data centre and relocate it to a new facility in another country. The Problem A strategic business decision led an online gaming company to move their operations from one colocation data centre to a new facility in another country. With five racks of equipment, of varying age and condition, the company decided this was an ideal time to review their asset inventory so looked to HardwareLifecycle for help. Key Project Objectives De-installation of equipment in existing location Physical transportation of kit Full asset review Reinstallation of equipment in new location Decommissioning of EOS equipment Destruction[…]

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18 brilliant business benefits of IT equipment refurbishment

IT equipment refurbishment

IT equipment refurbishment not only delivers benefits to your IT department, but to your business as a whole. Take a look at these brilliant ways your business can benefit: Save money – achieve up to 90% cost savings with refurbished equipment Make equipment last longer – extend the life of your older kit rather than buying new Escape OEM upgrade mandates – third-party support and warranties on refurbished equipment mean you don’t have to follow OEM mandates Consolidate support – bring support for all your equipment, new and refurbished, under one contract, with one invoice and one renewal date Invest at the right time for[…]

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Truth Or Scare: 9 IT Lifecycle Facts And Myths Revealed – Part 2

Following on from our previous blog post, we discuss our final 4 common IT lifecycle beliefs and the truth behind them.
6.    Annuity-based support contracts are a must – SCARE
It is impossible to guarantee a 100% operational network, 100% of the time. Faults and problems from time to time are inevitable and when something does go wrong, you want to be sure it will be fixed in the shortest time possible to minimise disruption and financial loss to your business.

Annuity-based support and repair contracts work on an annual fee basis providing comprehensive cover across your network with support on hand, as[…] read more

Following on from our previous blog post, we discuss our final 4 common IT lifecycle beliefs and the truth behind them. 6.    Annuity-based support contracts are a must – SCARE It is impossible to guarantee a 100% operational network, 100% of the time. Faults and problems from time to time are inevitable and when something does go wrong, you want to be sure it will be fixed in the shortest time possible to minimise disruption and financial loss to your business. Annuity-based support and repair contracts work on an annual fee basis providing comprehensive cover across your network with support on hand, as[…]

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Truth Or Scare: 9 IT Lifecycle Facts And Myths Revealed – Part 1

It’s common knowledge that technical equipment doesn’t last forever but, less commonly known is how long its lifespan actually is. Your equipment still seems to function well but, with technology constantly evolving, manufacturers boasting the benefits of their latest kit and significant investments at stake, it can become confusing and difficult to know the truth about your equipment lifecycle and where your budgets should be spent.

Here we highlight nine common IT lifecycle beliefs and the truth behind them.
1. Networking equipment should be replaced every 3-5 years – SCARE
Equipment manufacturers encourage us to believe that networking equipment is best replaced after[…] read more

It’s common knowledge that technical equipment doesn’t last forever but, less commonly known is how long its lifespan actually is. Your equipment still seems to function well but, with technology constantly evolving, manufacturers boasting the benefits of their latest kit and significant investments at stake, it can become confusing and difficult to know the truth about your equipment lifecycle and where your budgets should be spent. Here we highlight nine common IT lifecycle beliefs and the truth behind them. 1. Networking equipment should be replaced every 3-5 years – SCARE Equipment manufacturers encourage us to believe that networking equipment is best replaced after[…]

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A Guide To Buying Refurbished Hardware

A guide to refurbished hardware

Following on from our previous post “The benefits of IT hardware refurbishment”, detailing the cost, reliability and environmental benefits of buying refurbished hardware, we will now consider what to look for in a supplier. It’s important to source a reputable and dependable supplier to ensure high quality standards, support and warranty options. A reputable trader will ensure refurbished hardware is tested to the highest manufacturer standards, ensuring it is every bit as good as new, every time, with a warranty to prove it. Whether buying previously refurbished kit or seeking refurbishment for your existing equipment, quality accreditations, manufacturer-grade testing equipment, inclusion[…]

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Benefits Of IT Hardware Refurbishment

Whether buying previously refurbished hardware or refurbishing your own kit ready for redeployment, there are some significant benefits to be gained from IT hardware refurbishment.
Cost savings
With up to 90% cost savings, hardware refurbishment can have a considerable impact on your IT budget. Allowing your budget to stretch further, you’ll have the option to purchase additional equipment, invest in a new project or reallocate funds elsewhere. Whatever your plans, such impressive cost savings are hard to ignore.
Reliability
There is a common misconception that buying refurbished equipment is akin to buying a second-hand car – you may get lucky and find it works[…] read more

Whether buying previously refurbished hardware or refurbishing your own kit ready for redeployment, there are some significant benefits to be gained from IT hardware refurbishment. Cost savings With up to 90% cost savings, hardware refurbishment can have a considerable impact on your IT budget. Allowing your budget to stretch further, you’ll have the option to purchase additional equipment, invest in a new project or reallocate funds elsewhere. Whatever your plans, such impressive cost savings are hard to ignore. Reliability There is a common misconception that buying refurbished equipment is akin to buying a second-hand car – you may get lucky and find it works[…]

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Are Your Company Profits Locked In Your Store Room?

Is you unused equipment worth more than you think?

With new technology entering the market at all times, an upgrade often sees faster, more scalable and higher performing equipment replacing older pieces of kit and boosting your network capabilities. In this instance, it can be tempting to think the older, redundant equipment doesn’t have much value left and so it is relegated to the store room for a rainy day when it might be needed. In reality, redundant equipment often still holds significant value, either as a useable piece of equipment that could function highly effectively elsewhere within your architecture, given a little restorative TLC, or in terms of monetary[…]

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