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An interesting article on Buying Refurbished IT Hardware
Posted by Pepe Bermudez on August 5th, 2013
This is an interesting article Mario found on 'The IT Hardware Forum' Posted by Rachel Rodenborg on Thu, May 09, 2013.

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The One Reason You Should Not Buy Refurbished IT Hardware



This is a Quote... today I'm going to address why you should avoid buying refurbished IT hardware.

Yes. I said “avoid buying refurbished IT hardware.”

(Are you scratching your head yet? Stay with me.)

It’s simple, really. The #1 reason you should buy new IT hardware rather than a quality refurbished server or switch comes down to one thing: money. If you've got deep pockets and a limitless IT budget, by all means—skip buying refurbished hardware. Maybe you have a secret money tree or your company doesn’t really care about return on investment (ROI). That’s cool. Go straight for the new gear. Upgrade your network every three years without a second thought. Buy the Ferrari to drive two blocks to get groceries simply because you can. It makes sense, right? Or does it?

Obviously, I’m being a little tongue-in-cheek today. In today’s economy, what company doesn’t care about ROI? None that I know of. And I think every IT department has a list of super cool “someday-when-we-have-extra-money” projects that could benefit from analyzing current IT hardware expenditures and then finding ways to get the necessary hardware for less without sacrificing quality and reliability. The realized savings could be funneled into making one of those super cool someday projects a reality.

Buying refurbished IT hardware is a powerful opportunity for cost savings. In fact, saving money is the number one reason that most companies purchase refurbished gear. (The second reason they buy refurbished hardware is to replace a component that has been earmarked as “end of life” by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and is no longer available new, but I digress.) Refurbished IT hardware looks like and performs as well as new—sometimes even better because refurbished gear is tested multiple times throughout the refurbishment process. Quality refurbished server, storage and networking components will come with a warranty and will be eligible for OEM maintenance or third party maintenance and support.

Refurbished gear allows you to replace one component or a failed part of your legacy network and avoid a costly system-wide upgrade until it makes sense for your business. Refurbished gear will stretch your upgrade timeline from three years to something closer to five, securing better ROI for your hardware investment and keeping your money in your pocket where it belongs. Additionally, refurbished gear is often available for overnight shipping, effectively eliminating OEM lead times and limiting network down time. (Still wondering whether you should buy refurbished IT hardware? Check out this article.) *[Links to: http://blog.wdpi.com/blog/bid/256806/Should-You-Buy-Refurbished-IT-Hardware]



Conclusion
The reality is that unless you’ve got money to burn and no reason to maximize the ROI of your IT hardware investment, buying new without considering refurbished gear simply doesn’t make sense. Chances are good that your organization expects you to get the best return on every dollar you spend and that buying quality refurbished IT gear makes good business sense.

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For more information on the Author, Whitepapers, World Data Products, Inc. please visit the original Article at:
http://blog.wdpi.com/blog/bid/279401/The-One-Reason-You-Should-Not-Buy-Refurbished-IT-Hardware

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Pepe Bermúdez
Marketing & Sales www.TheBrokerSite.com
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An interesting article on Buying Refurbished IT Hardware
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This is an interesting article Mario found on 'The IT Hardware Forum' Posted by Rachel Rodenborg on Thu, May 09, 2013.

This is a Quote

The One Reason You Should Not Buy Refurbished IT Hardware



This is a Quote... today I'm going to address why you should avoid buying refurbished IT hardware.

Yes. I said “avoid buying refurbished IT hardware.”

(Are you scratching your head yet? Stay with me.)

It’s simple, really. The #1 reason you should buy new IT hardware rather than a quality refurbished server or switch comes down to one thing: money. If you've got deep pockets and a limitless IT budget, by all means—skip buying refurbished hardware. Maybe you have a secret money tree or your company doesn’t really care about return on investment (ROI). That’s cool. Go straight for the new gear. Upgrade your network every three years without a second thought. Buy the Ferrari to drive two blocks to get groceries simply because you can. It makes sense, right? Or does it?

Obviously, I’m being a little tongue-in-cheek today. In today’s economy, what company doesn’t care about ROI? None that I know of. And I think every IT department has a list of super cool “someday-when-we-have-extra-money” projects that could benefit from analyzing current IT hardware expenditures and then finding ways to get the necessary hardware for less without sacrificing quality and reliability. The realized savings could be funneled into making one of those super cool someday projects a reality.

Buying refurbished IT hardware is a powerful opportunity for cost savings. In fact, saving money is the number one reason that most companies purchase refurbished gear. (The second reason they buy refurbished hardware is to replace a component that has been earmarked as “end of life” by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and is no longer available new, but I digress.) Refurbished IT hardware looks like and performs as well as new—sometimes even better because refurbished gear is tested multiple times throughout the refurbishment process. Quality refurbished server, storage and networking components will come with a warranty and will be eligible for OEM maintenance or third party maintenance and support.

Refurbished gear allows you to replace one component or a failed part of your legacy network and avoid a costly system-wide upgrade until it makes sense for your business. Refurbished gear will stretch your upgrade timeline from three years to something closer to five, securing better ROI for your hardware investment and keeping your money in your pocket where it belongs. Additionally, refurbished gear is often available for overnight shipping, effectively eliminating OEM lead times and limiting network down time. (Still wondering whether you should buy refurbished IT hardware? Check out this article.) *[Links to: http://blog.wdpi.com/blog/bid/256806/Should-You-Buy-Refurbished-IT-Hardware]



Conclusion
The reality is that unless you’ve got money to burn and no reason to maximize the ROI of your IT hardware investment, buying new without considering refurbished gear simply doesn’t make sense. Chances are good that your organization expects you to get the best return on every dollar you spend and that buying quality refurbished IT gear makes good business sense.

...

This is a Quote

For more information on the Author, Whitepapers, World Data Products, Inc. please visit the original Article at:
http://blog.wdpi.com/blog/bid/279401/The-One-Reason-You-Should-Not-Buy-Refurbished-IT-Hardware

Trade Safe!

Pepe Bermúdez
Marketing & Sales www.TheBrokerSite.com
Phone: +31 765658275

LinkedIn Profile: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/pepebermudez
MSN-Skype & Trillian: www.TheBrokerSite.com
AIM & G-Talk: Pepe@TheBrokerSite.com
Yahoo! Messenger: Pepe_TheBrokerSite
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