If you are thinking of squeezing another year out of that server, desktop, or laptop, it may actually cost you in the long run.

As a piece of technology ages, the hidden costs will only go up the longer you keep it.

For example: a new laptop is, in most cases, a worry free system for the first two years.  IT professionals start to see some service calls in the third year, then an exponential increase in needed service in the fourth and fifth years.

By the fourth year, your equipment is out of warranty, and may not be supported by the manufacturer. Software and drivers may be out of date.  Systems would be running slower than newer equipment, causing loss of productivity for the user and the company.

One example: An IT professional making $24.50 an hour is pulled from regular duties to replace a bad hard drive on an old laptop.  One day is spent repairing and rebuilding the unit then another day is spent recovering the lost productivity of the first day. When you add in the cost of the hard drive and the lost productivity of the person assigned to that laptop, it has cost your company the price of a new laptop.

cost of supporting laptops

Using Total Cost of Ownership to Determine Optimal PC Refresh Lifecycles

Maintaining a scheduled, proactive refresh schedule with your hardware provides additional benefits such as:

  • Increased security
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Access to current software
  • Increased productivity
  • Overall decreased cost of ownership

If you are looking for a proper technology road map which will enhance your company’s productivity and save you money in the long run, give us a call at 1-800-948-3242 or click here to contact us online.

Craig Stephenson





Craig Stephenson

Senior Systems Consultant

Tech-II Business Services Inc.

  • Daniel BardinPublished on August 12th, 2014

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