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    DOWNLOAD: 10 things you should know about saving money on computer hardware

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    by Bill Detwiler ·

    After personnel, equipment is often the second largest expense for an IT department. Saving money on hardware can have a significant impact on the bottom line, even for small and midsize organizations. This download provides 10 real-life examples of how TechRepublic contributors and members are making the most of their hardware budgets.

    Download and review the list:
    http://techrepublic.com.com/5138-10877-5883735.html

    Join this ongoing discussion and let us know if this download provides helpful information and if there’s anything we can do to improve the document’s format or content. You can also share you favorite money-saving tips and tricks.

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    • #3063060

      Bill, you forgot the link!

      by jmgarvin ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: 10 things you should know about saving money on computer hardware

      After download and review the list, there is no link 🙁

      I am quite interested in what you have to say!!!

    • #3071256

      Leasing and Monitor Costs

      by ken lillemo ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: 10 things you should know about saving money on computer hardware

      We have been leasing computers on a three year refresh cycle for many years. It was obvious from the start that this was costing us dearly to rent monitors withthe systems. It took until two years ago before we were able to purchase new monitors on the next refresh cycle and now lease only the computers. Since monitor life and technology was comparatively stagnant, we were returning monitor assets at the end of lease that had a significant life remaining.
      In many cases we were able to justify purchasing LCD monitors to reduce air-conditioning load and power consumption.

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        Take advantage of trade-in/cross-grade offers

        by h2owe2 ·

        In reply to Leasing and Monitor Costs

        Manufacturers and vendors occasionally offer trade-in or cross-grade deals on purchase of new equipment. We have sometimes been able to make good savings (10% or more) in our IT equipment purchases by taking advantage of these offers where the items being replaced met the vendor’s cross-grade or trade-in offer criteria.

    • #3043659

      Minimize Laptops?

      by code sailor ·

      In reply to DOWNLOAD: 10 things you should know about saving money on computer hardware

      I do agree with your suggestion of minimizing laptops to those in need. However, one of my clients provides docking stations / external monitors for ALL of their laptop users and I DO NOT SEE THE POINT! Why do they do that? I’ve been a laptop user exclusively for over 4 years and I don’t even want a docking station. I do use an external monitor occassionally but I use it to extend my desktop, not as a replacement. Maybe I’m just goofy.

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