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ETB Value For Money

No Gimmicks; What happened to honest value for money?

On Tuesday, 26th November, days before so-called ‘Black Friday’, consumer watchdog, Which? revealed that of the deals it studied at last year, only 1 in 20  were cheaper during the Black Friday event. It was headline news, but is it really a surprise? We see them all the time. Special offers, huge reductions, Buy One…

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IT hardware

New vs Old #3: The Question of Composability

Savings on the purchase price are by far the most important factor when choosing second user servers. But as discussed in the previous two articles of this series, cost savings can continue well after the hardware has been installed in your data centre. In this third instalment of New vs Old we look at how…

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New vs Old #2: The Question of Flexibility

The main reason for buying second user servers has always been because of the lower price-per-unit. But cost savings extend well beyond the initial purchase. In this second instalment of New vs Old we look at how used servers offer increased flexibility. Your infrastructure, your way One of the most common problems with a branded…

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New vs Old #1: The Question of Cost

In this short series of articles we will look at the issue of New versus Old when buying server hardware. This first instalment covers the question of cost. Headline purchase price The purchase price of second user servers is always lower than buying brand new systems. For many organisations this means that they can make…

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