Hardware/Software Procurement and Lifecycle Management
Hardware Lifecycle Management is a holistic approach to managing the total useful life of IT hardware to maximize the return on investment. CCO will assist you in choosing the right hardware/software solution, manage purchasing, support and upgrade/replacement when due. CCO will also help you assess the proper timing and solution of moving your hardware and software to the Cloud.
By considering the entire useful life of a server, router, or tape storage library, implementing Hardware Lifecycle Management practices help data centers lower hardware and maintenance costs, increase upgrade flexibility, extend the useful life of its IT hardware, and maximize the value of servers and networking equipment. For IT Directors and Managers, in addition to lowering the total cost of ownership, other benefits include fewer emergencies and predictable control throughout the hardware lifecycle.
The phases of Hardware Lifecycle Management include:
- Purchase or Lease
- Deploy & Install
- Parts & Repair
- Buyback or Trade In
- Dispose or Recycle
My favorite thing about Computer Options and their team is they are trustworthy. I've always seen them do the RIGHT thing for my clients and that is worth it's weight in gold. - Michael Bremmer, Telecom Quotes, Inc., Connectivity Expert
Very professional and customer focused. Staff is competent and easy to work with. The company strives to provide proven infrastructure for our business needs. - Dick Larsen, San Bernardino County, Treasurer-Tax Collector (Ret.)
We have been working with Computer Options for many years. During that time they have provided timely advice, excellent customer service, and a dedication to our computer operations being reliable and up to date.We greatly value our relationship with them! - Jeff Sceranka, CEO, Enterprise Funding
We've been closely working with Computer Options for over 7 years now. Their dedication to superior customer service and their attention to detail is what really amazes us with Brad and his team. - Jose Alarcon, CEO, Versatel
Great Company! Responsive and Responsible. I have the highest regard for Brad, Bryan, Chris and the rest of the team at Computer Options, Inc. With extreme confidence we have worked together with CO on mutual client solutions, or have referred numerous clients of our own to CO for System Design, Hardware, Implementation or Managed Services. For professional solutions CO always comes through. A superior recommendation! - Gordon Campbell, CEO & Managing Member, Cybertime Network Communications
Great team, great skills, great communications! We highly recommend Computer Options for any outsource IT solution! - Ryan Gross, P.E., BCEE, SDA, General Manager, Running Springs Water District
Mesa Grande Academy has been working with Computer Options since the early 2000’s. From the installation of fiber optic and network infrastructure, to server support, to troubleshooting network issues, to planning for hardware installations and upgrades, Computer Options has handled every request we have asked of them with promptness, expertise and service value. We continue to rely on the IT technology services of Computer Options to keep our school digitally connected, and we recommend Computer Options for your IT needs. - Alfred J. Riddle, Principal, Mesa Grande Academy
Our business like most, is so dependent on our computers, that without them we cannot do business. We need an IT partner who we can always count on. Computer Options has been that partner for over 10 years. Responsive, proactive, dependable and knowledgeable. They're the only IT company we recommend. - Mike Cheley, CEO, Graphtek Interactive
We have worked with Computer Options for more than 15 years, and during that time they have distinguished themselves as a knowledgeable technology partner. Their focus to detail and customer service make them a pleasure to work with, and their commitment to providing the best technical support available keep us coming back year after year. Computer Options is the only technology service provider that we trust to support our business clients. - Greg Whelan, Owner, Whelan BPI
Computer Options Staff is even tempered, well-mannered and very easy to work with. I have total confidence in their experience and trust that they will always have our best interest in mind when it comes to decision making and helping us stay within budget. - Jackie Mazzeo, GM, Regency Casino
Comprehensive planning is the foundation of successful IT hardware investment. During the planning stage, the following steps are typically undertaken: A full evaluation of existing IT infrastructure is completed. Any deficiencies or opportunities to extend the infrastructure are identified and addressed. Short and long-term plans are created to maximize the budget and leverage existing data center infrastructure.
IT Hardware Planning Services
CCO will help you identify opportunities for increased efficiency, business value and growth. We participate in creating a road map of clearly-defined steps that your department can take toward infrastructure improvements. Our IT planning services are backed by thirty years of broad expertise in business consulting and hardware. We can help you outline an approach to investing in the right IT infrastructure at the right time — an approach that aligns your IT strategy to business objectives.
Purchase or Lease
Once you have a plan in place for expanding or upgrading your IT hardware infrastructure, your next decision is whether to lease the hardware you need or buy it outright. Regardless of which option you choose, CCO will help you secure the best price on the servers, storage, and networking equipment you need.