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My Assets Are Killing Me: Part 2

My Assets Are Killing Me: Part 2

Are My Data Center Assets Worth the Book Value? IT leaders or their colleagues in finance often ask about the value of their installed IT assets. With ReluTech being the recognized worldwide leader in evaluating used IT equipment, it would seem like a fairly...

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Avoid Overpaying for Data Center Hardware: Part 2

Avoid Overpaying for Data Center Hardware: Part 2

It's Time to Retire Your IT Assets In my last article, I discussed how to increase the lifespan of your IT environment and avoid overpaying for hardware. But sadly, you may find yourself thinking it’s time to “retire some assets” that gave you 5, 6, or maybe even 8-10...

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Starting With The End in Mind: Part 2

Starting With The End in Mind: Part 2

How has ReluTech adopted AWS’ “working backwards” philosophy? In my last article, I mentioned the working backwards philosophy; a value creation method where the problem solver begins at the finish line and reverse engineers the process back to its original position....

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My Assets are Killing Me: Part 1

My Assets are Killing Me: Part 1

Why is 2020 different? In my introduction to the series, I discussed the incredible march of technology progress over the past 55 years, predicted by the famous Moore’s Law. In that time period we have seen processing power increase by approximately 40% a year....

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Avoid Overpaying for Data Center Hardware: Part 1

Avoid Overpaying for Data Center Hardware: Part 1

The usual lifespan of refurbished hardware is 5 years or longer! Most OEM’s will tell you 3 years just so you buy new again. OEM’s are out to sell as much new hardware as possible to keep their shareholders happy. They are not incented to extend the life of their...

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Starting with the End in Mind: Part 1

Starting with the End in Mind: Part 1

The working backwards heuristic is a method of problem-solving in which the problem solver begins with the end goal state and works backwards to the problem’s starting position. The concept is applicable for creating a product or service that customers need today -...

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My Assets are Killing Me: Introduction

My Assets are Killing Me: Introduction

In this series, My Assets are Killing Me,  I will explore the effects of digital disruption on the data center, address the obsolescence of tech assets, and develop some strategies to deal with our ever-changing technology environment. As I will explain, technology...

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