Challenges of replacing IT equipment
Many of our clients provide a specific brief when they contact us to start the process of upgrading or replacing their IT equipment. Below are some of the challenges Aneurin Bevan University Health Board faced when researching their upgrade:
– Tight budget: Embargo on products over £100 due to tightening of budgetary constraints
– Old hardware: The original estates were over 10–13 years old, so were underperforming
– Obsolete O/S: With the XP end of life, many of the systems were susceptible to viruses and other nasties as well as being difficult to upgrade to work with newer versions of Windows.
– Storage issues: Limited storage onsite strengthened the requirement for just in time deliveries.
The benefits of refurbished IT
Our specialist team worked with the Board, to agree the brief and identify the appropriate machines to meet their needs.
– Entry level Dell OptiPlex units were purchased for £80 (a saving over £200per unit) which meant that they were affordable
– The Dell OptiPlex 780 SFF were more up to date than older computers, offering more memory, with new SSD hard-drives and greater graphical and CPU processing capability to support clinical practises and a lengthy life cycle
– All desktops were win7 capable, were asset tagged and securely delivered to ABUHB engineers who then applied a secure image to the build
– By buying refurbished machines from Renewed, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board were able to follow environmental policies and maintain a sustainable approach when enhancing their hardware
– By making the switch to refurbished machines, Aneurin Bevan made a saving of over £160,000