Most companies refresh their IT hardware every 3 – 5 years. A hardware refresh usually means replacing all your monitors, docking stations and preferred device of your choice. The most common reason companies do a refresh has to deal with End of Life (EOL) and End of Service Life (EOSL) milestones. These milestones basically mean the OEM will no longer support your equipment.
An IT refresh often requires your company to make special arrangements (either internally or through a technology rollout company (TRC) to ensure that technology is fully functional and quickly deployed to minimize end-user downtime. This may include the allocation of space to warehouse and stage equipment as well as to process the older assets that are being replaced.
Do I need a Project Management team for my tech rollout? The best business technology is only as good as the project management team that you are using to deploy it. Without the right processes and methodologies, poor communication, unmitigated risks, undefined project goals, inadequate cost estimates, inaccurate project timelines, and inexperienced project managers can all lead to failed technology solution deployments.
To be effective, the rollout company you choose must offer a single point of contact, an online tracking system, and a Rolodex of contacts in various locations.
So, what do I do with my older assets that are being replaced? Whether your computer equipment contains confidential and/or classified information, destroying your recorded data should be your priority when you’re preparing to refresh or renew your electronic assets. Hard drive shredding literally shreds and breaks up your hard drive into tiny unusable pieces.
Recycle your IT peripherals. Your mouse, monitors, docking stations, copiers, back up batteries, etc. can all be repurposed or recycled through a recycler. IT recycling is especially important because many components contain harmful chemicals. Computer monitors, for example, contain harmful chemicals like lead, cadmium, and mercury. When these chemicals are released into the air and water they have been linked to serious respiratory and neuropsychological disorders.
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- Asset swaps
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- Inventory management
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