Utilizing Old Computer Equipment


Utilizing Old Computer Equipment

In continuing with past blog posts about old computing equipment, it is beneficial to your business to use your equipment as long as you can, as long as it is an effective piece of hardware.  Sometimes when you think that a machine is obsolete in completing one task, you can use it somewhere else where it will work just fine.

Tech Republic identifies several different ways you can recycle your equipment and use it to its potential.  According to Tech Republic, “In most companies, the high power users are in areas like finance and engineering. Users requiring desktop or laptop computers with fewer bells and whistles might be in the warehouse, the factory, or in work locations where there is a lot of environmental interference (dust, etc.), which you don’t want to subject your newest equipment to. Many companies have a downward rotation cycle they apply to desktop and laptop computers that cycles these assets into lower-power user groups after a certain timeframe. By using this strategy, companies can often extend the lifecycles of these assets for two or more years.”

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Source: Mary Shacklett, Tech Republic. (February 5, 2013). “10 things to do with old computing equipment”.