24 August, 2021

Is your equipment at its end of life?

Death sounds very dramatic, but when your desktop or mobile phone starts behaving as though it needs an energy drink with steroids to do the basic bits and bobs, it’s nearing the end of its life. All technology has its limits and your equipment is no exception. Over the years, they have served you tirelessly, 24/7, without question, but this comes with a price. In the background, technology just works to ensure that systems are running, and because equipment doesn’t have a voice, it doesn’t complain to let us know when things aren’t working as they should.

The thought of new equipment can be daunting for some businesses; their knee-jerk reaction is to say no, because no business wants to buy more equipment when everything seems to be working fine, and when it feels like they only purchased it yesterday. Time flies by and suddenly, five years have passed, and that’s five years of your equipment’s life. We’d love to never have to replace anything, but unfortunately, you have to.


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Old tech means trouble

Simply put, equipment wears out. After years of working every day, nonstop, you will have to replace some parts, because if you don’t trouble is on the horizon. Outages are one of the biggest problems old equipment face. An outage doesn’t seem like that big of an issue, but let’s explain why it’s bigger than you think. Equipment failure doesn’t just mean flipping a breaker switch and suddenly the lights come back on. If you’re a sizeable company, it can mean that your business goes offline until they can find that piece of faulty equipment. Many companies are run on server based systems, leaving them rudderless until everything comes back online. We all know the chaos 13 that ensues if the internet goes down, and that’s entirely out of your hands. But when a faulty piece of equipment goes down and costs your business time and money, that’s on your hands – and here’s the kicker: it’s entirely preventable.

Your pathway to compliance

With all of our experience, we at Connectium know a thing or two about mitigating risk, especially the risk involved with end of life equipment. We understand the pains of diagnosing an issue caused by faulty or old hardware, and are always prudent to ensure our clients never have to face major disruptions and unnecessary outages.

To keep everything running smoothly, we take a look at your existing hardware and the requirements to keep all systems running at optimal levels. If your current infrastructure isn’t running as it should, we explore a few ways to efficiently update, expand or reduce as necessary. As a business grows and the number of users and data exchange increases, ideal infrastructure requirements will naturally increase, but many customers don’t think about this, putting more pressure on the existing system, and increasing the risk of an outage. This pressure can also degrade the hardware at an accelerated rate, bringing forward its end of life. We also monitor equipment that is not performing as it should and strategically update that hardware to prevent any form of outage or downtime for your business, keeping everything running smoothly.

Connectium’s specialist teams are ready to audit your technology and support your business with a real time report of where you are, a forecast of where you should be and a strategy of how to get there in the most efficient way. Give us a call today on 0208 933 3001 or send an email to info@connectium.co.uk to find out how we can support your business!

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