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By sburt ·
I am currently in the process of buying some new CPUs and laptops. I want to allocate these machines properly and then reallocate the older machines to other users. Does anyone have a guidline to follow when doing this (i.e. Power users, medium users, light users)?

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by eBob In reply to Hardware Profiles

There are so many variables to consider, the most important being what the users' requirements are. For example you might have a user that NEEDS some particular application that in turn NEEDS some specific spec. If you're lucky, this will be one of only a few exceptions.

For a relatively homogenous group of user requirements, you can just list WHO has WHAT system of which SPEC. and order them by SPEC. Then see where the new systems slot in. These in turn will knock out certain boxes to be recycled further down the list, and so on. Eventually, the lowest spec boxes won't have a home and you'll have to deal with them.

Either recycle them out to a scrap dealer that specialises in computer equipment (after wiping the HD, thoroughly!), orsell them to employees (same advice on the HD, plus make themn understand that you're not going to support these boxes, anymore!).

There is another class of exception and it usually involves replacing an executive's PC. Of course this exec will want to take "my old PC" home for the kid (and expect support, too). Play that one by ear. A related exception is the "squeaky wheel who gets the grease". Another situation you will need to ad lib.

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by sburt In reply to Hardware Profiles

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by csmith In reply to Hardware Profiles

Did you read any of the studies done by TechRepublic?
There were a whole series, addressing all of these questions.
A lot of different companies, use a lot of different policies, depending on the company "Culture".
Regards Chris

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