IT Refresh Fast Facts
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There are several resources available to inform you on the many benefits of an IT Refresh Strategy. Here are just a few.
The total cost of ownership (TCO) of desktops & laptops increase dramatically as they age due to higher maintenance & support costs.
The TCO increases even more dramatically when an organization takes into account the cost to store & dispose of obsolete equipment...
When acquisition & support costs factored in the Equivalent Annual Cost (EAC) for both laptops & desktops is at its cheapest at a 3 year refresh interval when compared to refresh’s at 1, 2, 4, and 5 years.
Extending the life of 5,000 desktops by 2 years could cost over $7.5 million, more than the costs to refresh & replace.
The average annual cost per unit to manage & support desktops increase from $433.00 in year 1 to $688.00 in year 4 and $816.00 in year 5 and $956 in year 6.
80% of total IT Costs for an asset occur after the initial purchase.
The estimated lifetime costs for PC repair & maintenance can be as high as $2,162.89 per PC, nearly half of the average PC TCO of $4,850.33.
For PCs older than 3 years, the cost of maintenance, service and issue resolutions increases such that it is cheaper to refresh with a new system.
The number of IT issues including updates, maintenance and service and security incidents significantly increase as PCs age.
When the costs of PC support, maintenance & user downtime are accounted for, extending or delaying the optimal PC refresh cycle significantly increases the TCO.
The longer a fleet of PC hardware is maintained, the greater the chance of degraded performance & downtime.