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Making Wiser IT Investments: Options Continuation Program for Servers

Reports of IT spending reaching a staggering $3.7 trillion by the end of 2013 have corporations worldwide looking for ways to make wiser spending decisions.

Gartner’s July 2013 analysis projected the 2% increase from 2012’s spending, and the total spent is rising by the day. However, more options are available for budget-conscious corporations who do not wish to sacrifice productivity for the sake of spending.

Hardware such as servers are some of the most expensive IT investments a company makes – they are also one of the most important, making them impossible to eliminate. Servers are responsible for a number of critical day to day tasks, such as file and data sharing across your network, supporting sales and financial systems, and backing up data.

One frequently overlooked solution is to maintain the equipment already on hand. Total Cost of Ownership, or TCO, in the technological industry includes the hardware and software for networks, servers, workstations, installation and integration, and much more. Sophisticated machines like servers are built to work at top performance for 24 hours a day without interruption, and are a critical part of operating a successful business. Without a functioning server, not only does your business run the risk of losing data in the event of a hardware malfunction, but the security of your business is compromised if your information falls into the wrong hands.

In the technology market, new product models are released every 6-12 months. However, as new models are released it becomes impossible to maintain availability of all parts and options that are associated with each model. Because of this, as equipment ages it becomes more difficult to find replacement parts and extended options for. As a result, businesses are forced to buy newer model equipment sooner than necessary. IT Xchange offers Options Continuations Programs for Lenovo and IBM (OCP) products to alleviate these costly upgrades. Our OCPs extend the life of expensive hardware like servers by providing access to parts and options that are no longer marketed by the manufacturer.

We have an extensive inventory of servers and server options, including xSeries, BladeCenter, System X, and more. Our OCPs are an affordable option for companies looking to extend the lifecycle of their server equipment and protect their server hardware investments.