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Procuring IT Hardware Quickly Amidst Crumbling Supply Chains

With the current virus impacting manufacturing in China, global supply chains in IT have been hit hard. As it stands now, the OEM lead times are so far out, some don’t even have dates for shipments. But the secondary market isn’t disrupted—it’s thriving. Companies are turning to the secondary market for procuring IT hardware quickly and support their remote workers. It’s no secret that this channel alternative approach to IT procurement saves companies money−40-70%, in fact−and now many organizations that have turned to the secondary market out of necessity are seeing the benefits of working with independent distributors, including: Lower Cost of Ownership The secondary market distributors aren’t tied to OEM partnership agreements or discount categories−meaning they have access to the global marketplace and the best possible pricing. High Availability [...]

The Truth About Refurbished Hardware

Purchasing refurbished IT hardware offers many advantages for a business of any size. By purchasing refurbished hardware, a company can save money without sacrificing quality. On average, hardware that is restored is between 6 and 18 months old. That means there are refurbished options available for even the latest technology. Where does it come from? Refurbished hardware comes from many sources. The market is in free flow due to the numerous sources for high-quality used equipment. According to Processor Magazine, the top sources are end users, equipment coming off lease, manufacturer take outs, and asset recovery and disposal channels. End users are simply looking to update their hardware, refurbished_hardware_truthnot due to damage, but simply to purchase new hardware. Equipment coming off lease is usually in very good condition and only [...]