Businesses get used equipment and third-party maintenance
More than half of IT decision makers opt to go for third-party maintenance (TPM) and pre-owned equipment, to cut costs and take advantage of improved support independent maintenance providers offer. It was also said they’ve had a "positive experience" with prior-generation hardware.
The news was published by Curvature, an IT infrastructure solutions provider, which polled 500 IT decision makers. Out of the 500 respondents, 60 percent use TPM, and 53 percent decide to purchase pre-owned equipment.
"Navigating through today’s complex landscape, IT buying decision makers face growing challenges. They need to take into account capabilities and quality of technology as well as cost, all while delivering business value and ongoing ROI", says David Howard, regional director at Curvature UK.
"This independent research underlines that there is a strong momentum for alternative procurement and support models that help customers meet their expectations. Curvature helps those companies with services including third-party maintenance and pre-owned equipment, to build up cost efficient multi-vendor environments including network, server and storage hardware".
Almost everyone (96 percent) believes multi-vendor data centers offer various advantages, such as optimized spending and less vendor lock-in risk. Ninety-two percent use either pre-owned equipment, TPM or multi-vendor infrastructure today, and nine in 10 see benefits such as lower cost (69 percent), cost optimization (42 percent), or the possibility to have a vendor focused only on maintenance (35 percent).
The complete research: "Trends in Data Center Procurement and Support -- A Survey of IT Decision Makers" is available at this link.
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