Saving Money on Capital IT Expenses

By Deane Barker on October 31, 2003

Cheat sheet for cheapskates: End-user Hardware: Some good ideas on how to save money in your IT shop.

“Given that refurbished, discontinued, and white-box systems cost so much less than shiny new alternatives, why aren’t companies buying the cheaper hardware all the time? Stigmas and prejudices play a role, as do justifiable concerns about the lack of support and vendor service. […]

Basic desktop PCs […] This is a class of machine that I strongly recommend getting in white-box form. The hardware will cost less and your users won’t notice.”

This is part of an entire series: IT on $5 a Day. Via Lockergnome.

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