Selling your surplus equipment and purchasing pre-owned technology brings additional 'green' benefits. Companies embracing the reuse of IT equipment are saving money and extending networking equipment lifecycles. While leading manufacturers often release product upgrades every three years, switches and routers in fact have a much longer lifecycle. Reusing surplus equipment is the most effective way of recycling as no part of the technology goes to waste.
Using pre-owned equipment as part of your network procurement strategy can help lower a business's total cost of ownership and operational expenses, as well as complimenting its green IT efforts and for cash-strapped network managers, this is a winning combination.
Jason Ogden is regional director, Asia-Pacific, Network Hardware Resale
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