Updating IT brings Old IT

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There is new technology rapidly incoming the industry, but what do you do with the technology you are using everyday today?

The IT department at Naughty Dog Inc. just had removed most of their tools from their work space a few weeks ago, and can only demolish the hardware because of confidential information stored on this IT.

So what can you do?

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Sure building an IT fort is fun at first, but then what do you do? These machines are not re-usable for parts in most cases, and having them sold is not even considerable due to the encryption of security measures that are still used in the new hardware.

Keeping that in mind, if you want to really buy hardware that will be ended up like this in less than a year or two, do you really want to spend thousands on them? Sure you can make profit back, but if that platform’s consumers are on the next device, you would make more without the previous device.

Keep this thought in mind, it applies to everything except iOS and iPhones.

 

 

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  1. Martin Lehner July 27, 2014 at 12:18 am

    eWaste is a growing concern, especially since most of the IT equipment out there is manufactured overseas. Somehow, we need to find an economical and environmentally sustainable way to break down old IT equipment and re-use the materials in the manufacturing process for new equipment.

  2. Jeff Newman July 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Companies that give, or sell for a nominal fee, old hardware to their employees garner good feelings from those employees that often offsets the work and costs involved in preparing those machines.

    I’ve worked at companies that extensively wipes hard drives, over hours or days, before recycling machines and companies that drilled holes in hard drives instead.

    One company trades used laptops for a donation of a certain amount to an approved charity. Used desktops are traded for a somewhat lesser amount.

    Even if the company has to replace the disk in a machine before recycling it to an employee, there’s not usually great cost involved.

    Extending the life of a machine that’s no longer of use in the enterprise by another couple of years by handing it down may be the best use for such a machine.

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