For many organizations facing IT budget challenges, delaying capital expenses by prolonging the life of hardware assets is a common strategy. While stretching the life of servers and other hardware can be beneficial in terms of reducing capital expenses, IT organizations must consider operational expenses. In many cases, extending the life of servers too long can lead to an increase in operational expenses that could pay for investments in new technology. Before simply delaying new hardware purchases, organizations need to assess the impact on both capital budgets and operational budgets. Learn more about the point of view of Randy Perry, vice president of IDC´s Business Value Strategy practice.
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