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Industry Standard for hardware replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bluemike, Jun 15, 2004.

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  1. bluemike

    bluemike Thread Starter

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    Are there guidlines or a 'best practices' list somewhere for when a company should be cycling their hardware?

    I am primarily concered with monitors, laptops, workstations, etc.

    My managment seems to take a 'wait-till-it-blows-up-in-your-face' stance on hardware replacement. I would like to show him that fixing problems before they occur can be cost effective.
     
  2. gotrootdude

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    I buy spares when I get the best price on them, then they get shelved until needed. I just bought a 19"monitor for $79,a C84 printer for $8 with cartidges from a different retailer for $1ea , a Soyo SY-KT600 Dragon Plus Motherboard $40, etc. That's just this week. When something goes I'm always ready.

    Small companies can save a bundle by buying when the gettings good.
     
  3. gotrootdude

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    I probably made a mistake on the motherboard, as every year I pick up a few for less than $20 each.. The company doesn't hassle me about purchases, as I am the person who can make the PC's do anything.. :)

    It's nice to work for a company where all the computers are tweaked and overclocked. :)

    I don't have to come home to get decent preformance outta Farcry... :)

    If the boss says anything, I just tell him, " a 10% increase in productivity for the workers translates into a 100% increase in profit." It's a quote from some famous school of business.
     
  4. gotrootdude

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    Last week, I bought 12 Ipaq PocketPC keyboards off Amazon for $9, 12 Sipix pocket printers for $17ea, and 4 Ipaq pocketPC's off ebay for less than $60 each. I'll pick up more Ipaqs when I can till all who need them are equipped.

    I just completed writing a webpage for chemical testing using javascript 1.1 (which pocketPC 2002 supports) so our agents can test in the field and print the results in the field, and have started on a portable point of sale which will run on pocketpc's and cell phones. :)

    Those Ipaqs, along with pocket excel also make a great way to take inventory at a low price in the warehouses.
     
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