Companies turn to Ex-It Technologies with surplus used IT equipment intended for sale on the resale market for a variety of reasons. They could be conducting an IT refresh, cleaning out office storage units, or assessing IT inventory in preparation for a move; the reasons for IT asset resale are diverse and abundant. However, we still find that many companies aren’t fully cognizant of all of the opportunities for cashing in on assets no longer in use.
Infrastructure consolidation is one commonly overlooked opportunity for asset upgrades and the subsequent resale of excess assets.
IT infrastructure consolidation refers to the process of reducing the quantity of a company’s physical IT assets. Corporate IT infrastructures significantly expanded leading up to the turn of the 21st century, becoming more complex and dynamic, as well as more critical for maintaining a competitive edge. However, a growing number of IT executives are now identifying opportunities to streamline and consolidate these sprawling IT infrastructures; rather than an infrastructure that spans across multiple locations or silos, infrastructures are being combined and condensed. Consolidation can help companies benefit in a number of capacities, as they provide the opportunity to:
- Manage fewer servers
- Save expense on IT management
- Reduce energy expense
- Leverage more efficient provisioning
- Promote system automation for enhanced compliance
- More effectively secure an infrastructure
- Make tactical and strategic improvements on short-term and long-term goals
The truth is that consolidation is not just a way to increase cost efficiency and gain a competitive edge, it’s quickly becoming a necessity for long-term business success. Every IT department today is challenged to make corporate operations faster, better, cheaper, and more secure, and infrastructure consolidation has emerged as the most simplistic and effective way to accomplish each of these objectives simultaneously.
A natural consequence of almost any IT consolidation in which multiple data sites and silos are reduced is excess. For example, an IT consolidation could mean that certain operations previously handled by multiple servers in various departments of a company are now exclusively handled on a single main server, leaving the company with multiple fully-functional, recent generation servers for which they no longer have use. Rather than keep these servers in storage or simply throw them away, these excess used servers can yield companies substantial returns when remarketed as used assets on the resale market. Why let your recent generation Dell PowerEdge, HP ProLiant, or IBM System x servers be set aside indefinitely just because you’ve made the wise choice to embrace infrastructure consolidation? You could be turning a profit!
Let Ex-It Technologies help secure returns on your excess servers after an IT infrastructure consolidation. Contact us to receive a quote on your used servers or to learn more about the IT asset remarketing process.