Does Your Organization Have A System That Tells You When Your Technology Expires?
2016 is just around the corner. Here’s how to make sure your company stays ahead of aging technology. Documenting your technology assets and creating an IT Budget will help prevent accidental lapses in licenses and other issues.
“One of the biggest challenges facing companies is staying ahead of aging technology,” says Brad Mendonsa, CEO of Clare Computer Solutions.
“One of the biggest challenges facing companies is staying ahead of aging technology,” says Brad Mendonsa, CEO of Clare Computer Solutions (CCS). Networks typically consist of components purchased over the course of several years and this can compound the problem even further. With 2016 just around the corner, this is a good time to identify and resolve issues around expiring and aging systems and software.
Here are Three Tips To Help Identify and Resolve Aging Technology and Systems
Document IT Assets
Networks tend to grow in increments over the years, depending on the need, and many companies simply don’t know what they have. First conduct an inventory and document the network – hardware and software. This process may uncover any unlicensed software in use.
Assign End-of-Life Dates
Sometimes, a network “discovery” tool can find out when each device was put into service and from there, it’s relatively simple to determine which assets are at their “end of life.” Servers tend to have a longer life than PCs – 6 or 7 years in some cases. Operating Systems and productivity suites usually have well-publicized schedules for the end of their support. PCs are considered “old” when they get past 4 years – at that point, repairs
to them might cost more than the machine is worth.
Make an IT Budget
With a current and accurate list of network assets and their expected lifespans, it’s possible to build orderly company-wide technology refreshes into the company’s IT budget. This will provide several important benefits:
• Cash flow is predictable
• Down time is reduced
• Network technology is always up-to-date
Many companies don’t have the expertise or the time to complete these three steps. This is when a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can help, and the cost of the services is more than offset by the benefits listed above. Clare Computer Solutions has years of experience helping companies keep their technology up-to-date and running smoothly. Contact us today for a no-cost 1 hour assessment. Tel (800) 339-0690 ext 148.
About Clare Computer Solutions (CCS)
Clare Computer Solutions has been providing high quality IT Network Services and Network Support to Bay Area companies since 1990. CCS has installed over 2,400 multi-user networks and serviced many more. Clients represent diverse industries including: healthcare, manufacturing, construction, insurance, service industries, legal, hospitality and more throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. The company is based in San Ramon, California. Visit: www.clarecomputer.com
We have experience in deploying solutions utilizing technology from Microsoft, Novell, Citrix, VMware, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and many other industry leaders. Our long-term relationship with these manufacturers ensures considerable depth of knowledge in these products, and how they interoperate. What this means to our clients: solutions are deployed quickly and correctly.
CCS strives for seamless integration and high touch customer service from the most highly certified and trained team possible. Clients are kept informed with monthly reports and quarterly reviews. From our detailed invoices to our process, clients regularly report that they appreciate our level of detail and transparency when it comes to their business. Our internal performance guidelines ensure that we continue to perform at peak level to service all of your IT needs.
CCS is a technology partner committed to our client’s future by listening, strategizing and implementing cost effective technology solutions. We are an extension of our client’s business and are interested and committed to their long-term success. We ensure that your technology supports the vision, experience and the passion that is the basis of a thriving business.
We are dedicated to becoming the premier technology solutions provider in the Bay Area by following these three tenets:
• Listening to our clients and understanding their needs
• Becoming our client’s trusted advisors
• Following best practices, policies, and systems, which create greater responsibility and accountability to the client and to each member of our team.
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