Isn’t It Cheaper to Just Call You When it Breaks?
According to Gartner Research , the average cost of downtime is $5,600 per minute. Now, I know you’re thinking “There is no way my business costs that every minute it’s down” – and I won’t dispute that with you. Although … what is indisputable is that when your IT environment breaks down, it’s costing yousomething. The real question is – do you know how much?
Eventually, all equipment, no matter how robust or “professional grade” will fail; it’s just a fact of life. The components with moving parts are likely to fail first; these are things like ball bearings in your power supply, hard drives, fans and other physically moving parts. When was the last time you thought about the mean time to failure of your power supply’s fan? Chances are, unless you’re a Geek Extraordinaire (or an engineer on our team), these just simply aren’t things you’re thinking of … until they fail, that is.
The team at ArchonOne has extensive real-world and research-based experience to help profile likely failure times for equipment, so we’ll have a really good idea of when machines will fail, well before they actually do. Our general recommendation is what we call the “3-5 Rule” – never replace machines before the 3 Year mark, and never wait to replace a machine after the 5 Year mark.
There are many ways to extend the life of your equipment to get the absolute most of out of it’s useful life. Like all machines, the better you maintain it, the smoother it’s going to operate for you. The team at ArchonOne knows exactly how to maintain your enterprise computing infrastructure (desktops, switches, Internet connections) to make sure they are running at peak performance.
Lastly – did you know when a desktop reaches it’s end of life at the 3 year mark that there is a cheaper alternative to buying a new machine? The right hardware can continue to run smoothly with an extended warranty, like Dell  and other manufacturers provide, at a fraction of the cost of a new desktop.
I know I owe you an answer to the question you came here to read – “Isn’t It Cheaper to Just Call You When it Breaks?”. The answer: No. Emergency break-fix repairs, replacements for hardware which are beyond repair and wait time / lost time with broken equipment only sets the clock back on how long it will take your business to recover from the downtime. Give our team a call today and see how ArchonOne can help keep your IT environment running at race-day performance levels, all day.