In today’s business office, the computer is the number 1 tool for around 90% of employees. The PC handles most, if not all work related tasks, down to every last details, including human interaction. Computers are the “bread and butter” of every business. That’s why it’s very important that every company’s IT infrastructure functions flawlessly. The hardware performance of every workstation needs to be both strong enough to support any software updates brought on by its developers as well as flexible enough to be able to handle any drastic changes demanded by the company’s management.
However, malfunctions (and male-functions) aside, computers do age, and their life span is limited. Before that time even, the time when computers go to that “big trash bin in the sky,” they become too obsolete to handle the stress imposed by the new generation of software applications and operating systems. The retirement age varies greatly depending on the initial configuration, but many companies, in an attempt to cut their costs, choose to push their computers well past the “honorable discharge” age.
And while they succeed in reducing expenses, what they don’t understand is that they also reduce their income by an even greater amount. Continue reading