We’re all familiar with the rapid change of technology and nowhere is it more evident than in your MIS shop. Server performance is advancing quarterly and storage capacities and capabilities are doing likewise. This is great news until you realize that within 12 months, your entire storage array may be obsolete.
It is important to consider your real alternatives:
There are two ways to replace a system to maximize the value of the old system. First, you can often redeploy the current RAID system to another less critical or less demanding application and get a new one for your key needs. Second, if no other application can use it, you can trade in the system for a current model at Winchester Systems who can offer you the highest value for your existing hardware -- even if you bought it elsewhere. Much like the upgrade situation, this relieves you of the dilemma of what to do with a useful and working yet inadequate system while minimizing the incremental outlay needed to replace it.
Perhaps the best overall approach is to anticipate your future needs over 12, 24 and 36 months to determine how often you expect to need to upgrade. With this proper planning, you are prepared and not surprised when advances occur. Instead of being hostage to obsolete equipment, you can use technological progress to your advantage to keep your organization productive and competitive. You can budget annual outlays that match your requirements. In fact, you can even lease each system from Winchester Systems, selecting a term and monthly payment to meet your needs, while planning to trade each one in periodically. You can even arrange things so that your monthly outlay is comparable from year to year. This puts you completely in control of your fate. You know you can stay current as often as your needs and technology change and still stay in control of monthly expenses. You’ll be a management genius, users will love you!