4. Re-think your IT sourcing strategy: Businesses are usually led to believe that new equipment is the best and only alternative. Wrong. If you choose a credible reseller of used and pre-owned equipment, you can actually reduce the network failure rate because it has already gone through exhaustive diagnostic testing. In fact, with some refurbished equipment the failure rate can be as low as 0.5 percent, an unmatched advantage over the failure rate for new equipment, which has a higher failure rate.
5. Choosing the right network partner: Purchasing used high-tech equipment from the secondary market can be scary. It is crucial to be careful about choosing the right partner for your business and just as important to choose a partner that has a reliable and quality inventory as well as superior after-sales service and support.
Implementing Green IT strategies leads to more sustainable business practices and allows companies to be more resourceful in the long term. Therefore, in the pursuit for adapting to the social, economic and political challenges, going Green becomes a healthy option for not only your pocket but also for the environment.
Jason Ogden is regional director, Asia-Pacific, Network Hardware Resale.
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