Make the smart move with your year-end IT budget: Get the most out of your Dollars!

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Nov 1, 2023 4:58:04 AM

Today, business success is intricately linked with technological proficiency, making IT budgets a crucial pillar for...

Today, business success is intricately linked with technological proficiency, making IT budgets a crucial pillar for organizations worldwide. With the year-end closing in, IT departments often find themselves in a "use it or lose it" predicament with their budgets.

Given the evolving pace of technology, not fully utilizing your tech budget is hard to justify, and departments that underspend, risk reduced allocations in the following year. Therefore, navigating this step wisely, aligning these expenditures with your organization's future goals and getting maximum value is extremely crucial.

3 ways to make the most of your year-end funds! 

Smart technology investment can empower companies to maintain agility & competitive edge and navigate the ever-evolving global market. So here are our top 3 recommendations.

1. Upscale your IT Infrastructure with Refurbished IT Hardware:

According to Statista, by 2024, IT spending is expected to increase to a staggering 5.1 trillion dollars worldwide, underlining the growing importance of IT infrastructure in digital transformation across various industries. However, the price tag for upgrading your infrastructure can be huge!

Fortunately, there's a cost-effective alternative - Refurbished IT hardware! These reconditioned devices undergo rigorous testing to ensure new-like performance and are often backed by a lifetime warranty. It can save up to 70-80% of your cost and free up your budget for other essential upgrades like cybersecurity, training, development, & more!

Beyond cost savings, choosing refurbished equipment promotes sustainability by extending the device lifecycle and reducing electronic waste. It's a smart choice for both your organization and the environment.

2. Assess Soon-to-Expire Warranties and Explore Aftermarket Services:

If you haven't yet evaluated the impending expiration of your IT hardware warranties, now is the perfect time to do so! For the EOSL assets, you can explore aftermarket services that can extend the life of your equipment, and what's intriguing is that you may find yourself getting more than what OEMs typically offer.

With aftermarket services, you can customize your Service Level Agreements (SLAs), reduce maintenance costs, access round-the-clock and on-site support, enjoy advanced warranties, benefit from advanced replacement services more efficiently, and get a reliable service provider that will be your go-to resource when you need assistance.

This way, you can keep utilizing your existing hardware and get maximum value out of it, not only for the current year but for upcoming years, too!

3. Unlocking  ITAD Potential and Synergizing IT and CSR Goals:

While assessing your IT hardware, you might find some assets that have reached the end of their usable life. At this point, replacing old IT gear with new equipment becomes imperative since the hardware data becomes vulnerable to exposure, thereby compromising security

Ensuring secure and eco-friendly disposal of retired IT assets is also crucial, as failing to do so can lead to legal, financial, and reputational consequences.

Secure IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) offers a powerful avenue to not only manage IT hardware responsibly but also harmonize it with corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. This approach can result in a win-win situation for businesses. Organizations can reduce their environmental impact by safely and sustainably disposing of retired IT assets, paving the way for a more ethical and eco-conscious future.

The convergence of technology and business strategy is evident as companies use it not only to enhance management processes but also to elevate customer experiences.

The key lies in vendor selection – here's how to spot the right one!

1. Refurbished IT Hardware: Make sure to check the vendor's technical competence, service track record, client feedback, ISO certifications, delivery logistics, testing and grading procedures, and customer support.

2. Aftermarket Services: Choose a service provider who offers you 24/7 technical support, a demonstrated history with case studies, tailor-made SLAs, flexibility in service arrangements, proactive maintenance and monitoring, on-site service availability, vendor-neutral support, and the ability to scale services as needed.

3. IT Asset Disposition: When selecting the appropriate ITAD vendor, make sure they adhere to data erasure guidelines set by NIST and DoD and comply with data security standards such as HIPAA and SOX. Additionally, certifications like R2 can assure that your chosen vendor responsibly recycles old IT equipment.

Make every dollar count with CXtec!

With over 40 years of experience in the industry, we can help you make the right choice with your year-end budget and get maximum value out of it.

Optimize your budget, extend hardware lifespan, and adopt a sustainable strategy that fulfills your IT maintenance needs! Our certified brand, equal2new®, is the preferred choice for businesses seeking to strengthen their IT infrastructure, backed by our top-tier RapidCare® aftermarket services.

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