Schools Seek Out Major Benefits by Purchasing Used Networking Equipment
Each year, thousands of schools face the challenge of tighter budgets and fewer resources to maintain their networks. As technology rapidly changes, schools and educational organizations do not want to be “stuck” with outdated and lagging IT equipment. According to a recent article by Education Week, a growing number of schools rely on used and donated computers to maintain their infrastructure. Especially in light of the “green” movement, the idea of reuse commonly encouraged. In addition to obtaining donated computers, purchasing used computers can reduce costs dramatically. If a school decides to buy used computers or pre-owned networking equipment, it can count on a warranty program or customer support for staff or administration. Purchasing used does not mean that quality will be overlooked. Instant messaging, email, and streaming video are now becoming the standard methods of Internet communication between students and teachers. This means that schools require computers and equipment that can perform at top-notch levels. Used computing equipment should always undergo a rigorous testing and recertification process to ensure a lasting performance. Since computer hardware can last on average seven to 10 years, many educational organizations decide to purchase bundles of used computers and networking equipment at once. They are then stored instead of purchasing equipment throughout the year and worrying about price variations. Many legitimate secondary market companies have a spares program that helps organizations manage their inventory and remain assured that necessary network equipment is on hand. School systems now have many options when it comes to supplying high-performing computers and networking equipments. By obtaining donations or buying used from the secondary market, forced computer upgrades are eliminated and more time and resources can be spent on other critical services for students. Find out how purchasing used from P3 Systems can be of benefit.