Are you thinking about replacing your company’s PCs?
Think instead about how to extend the life of your computers.
Typically, computers can be used for three years before their performance starts to decline. To keep current, most companies refresh their desktop estate every 3-5 years.
What if there was a way to breathe new life into ageing PCs? Replacing perfectly good hardware would be like burning money.
Typical Example – Cost of Buying 200 Computers Over 5 Years
Let’s take an example of a company with 200 desktops.
Assuming they have a computer replacement cycle of 4 years they will incur a significant capital expense in years 1 and 5 when they buy and deploy these machines to their users. Costs to operate and maintain the machines will recur every year. Assuming they hire new people during this period there will be some additional expenditure to acquire computers for these new hires.
Maybe it is time to rethink this way of doing things.
If you move your end user computing workloads into the cloud, then the machine on the desk has little work to do. This means it can continue being used for longer. It can also be made more secure.
Let’s imagine that with the help of Cognition Cloud, this same company decided to continue to using their existing computers.
Comparitive 5 Year Cost of 200 Computers with Cognition Cloud
In this case, the company pays a set monthly cost per computer, which is pretty much constant across the period. There are no big capital costs.
Surely hardware won’t last forever though. This is true, but rather than having to rip out and replace every few years, new equipment can be leased as it is needed, smoothing out costs and making them more predictable.
So, will this save you money?
In a word, yes. Looking at cumulative costs, both options increase over time. However if you are buying computers, you start out with higher expenditure. This then peaks again as a new replacement cycle begins.
Stop. Don’t replace your computers. Get in touch to find out how you can save money with Cognition Cloud..
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