Here at Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Company, we have been developing and are excited to launch a new service designed to enable reduced IT capital expenditure (capex) and risk for all of our clientele while also making better use of IT resources from an environmental standpoint by reducing refresh cycles and making use of equipment for longer periods of time.
First a little background. “Recycling” as a general concept is often thought of within the framework of the “Three R’s” defined as 1. Reduce, 2. Reuse, and 3. Recycle, however within the specific industry of IT Asset Disposition companies, including ours, generally, only focus on numbers 2 “reuse” and 3 “recycle” leaving number 1 “reduce” solely up to the client to figure out how to address.
Here is something additional to consider – many upgrade cycles are driven primarily by the equipment maintenance contract expiration and the liability/risk of not keeping a solid warranty and maintenance contract on production hardware.
We’ve been working on and have developed a solution to help you keep your hardware in production longer and refresh less often. By extending your maintenance contracts and keeping SLAs in place for parts and services on your critical infrastructure you can keep them in production for longer and increase the time required between refresh cycles.
Third-party equipment maintenance and support is nothing new and is an emerging and growing service area for exactly the reasons listed above. However, according to a Gartner report: Competitive Landscape: Leveraging Third-Party Maintenance Providers for Data Center and Network Maintenance Cost Optimization, the market for Third-Party Maintenance (TPMs) providers is “extremely fragmented” and mostly multi-regional with new market disrupters, investment, and consolidations frequently happening as the market continues to evolve. And importantly, “Eighty-five percent of the time a TPM is only competing against the OEM, not in a competitive bidding situation against other TPMs” Could that practice leave money on the table and miss an opportune moment use this vibrant yet dynamic market to cut capex? Here’s where we come in. We’ve worked hard to build a solid internal knowledge base and understanding of the TPM market landscape. Our clients can now leverage our knowledge ecosystem of best-in-class third-party maintenance service providers, covering a large range of the most common equipment, to initiate and manage their entire quoting and TPM vendor evaluation process and use the force of market-competition to get the best result possible.Our service will help you:
- Understand and organize all your essential requirements in terms of the types of equipment that require coverage and the type of service level your business requirements and regulations necessitate.
- Present your requirements to top TPM providers as your consultant and sales liaison to illicit their pricing and proposals under a competitive bidding process.
- Help you rank and analyze responses to contract directly with the TPM provider that you decide is the best overall fit.
With this service, there is never any obligation to purchase. We simply help bring clarity to a fragmented market and competition between TPMs to get better results for our clients.
Please contact us to get started today.