Yes, you can improve your current hardware with memory or storage and improve their performance – to an extent. It’s kind of like servicing an old car – you can make repairs, but pretty soon there will be too many miles and it’s time for a trade-in. Some other considerations to ponder:
Are you, or your current provider, talking about replacement planning for your technology? Many businesses replace their equipment only when the equipment fails – the timing of which can often be predicted and downtime mitigated, with just a little bit of planning. Most companies’ budgets do not allow for total replacement of all their equipment at one time, so good planning and segmented replacement can ease the costs. This type of planning also keeps your equipment from becoming incompatible with newer hardware and software.
Today’s computers have a life span of about three to five years, after that you run the risk of hard drive and other component failure.
Older computers and servers are more vulnerable to hacks, plain and simple. Some software (and vigilance on your part) can mitigate this, but after about 5 years, it’s time to think about replacement.
Are you backing up your data? If you aren’t backing up as often or fully as you should, often times a hardware loss equals data loss.
If you are having problems with new updates, it’s likely that the simply aren’t compatible with your aging hardware.
Does your hardware makes a lot of noise, or take a little too much time to load apps or documents? Those are some of the first indicators that something is wrong.
High Touch will put our volume buying power to work for your company’s hardware needs. Whether your office has two people or 200 – there’s no minimum order size.
Let us help you determine which servers, PCs, laptops, tablets, monitors, printers, storage area networks, and more will work best for your requirements.
If you would like to discuss options for upgrade, replacement or replacement planning:
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