There are plenty of reasons you might want to get more life out of your device fleet. Whether you're saving money, trying to be more sustainable or waiting for new devices due to IT equipment supply shortages, we’ve got a few tips and tricks you can use to make your device fleet go further.
Before we discuss strategies for extending the life of your current fleet, let’s start at the beginning. By analysing business and user requirements, and choosing devices that tick all the boxes, you’ll reduce the chances of needing to upgrade down the track. As well as helping organisations find the right technology for their unique needs, we partner with world-class vendors such as HP to deliver devices powered by Intel® to make sure they go the distance.
Monitor and Test Your Devices
Our next piece of advice is to constantly monitor and test the battery life, power and stability of your devices. With a device management service, you can enjoy the simplicity of having all your devices centrally monitored and optimised to keep them in good working order. By regularly nipping small issues in the bud, you’ll make sure they don’t become big issues that put your devices out of action. With The Laptop Company and HP, you can automate and monitor device health remotely, while keeping track of each asset.
Complete Regular Updates
While we’re on the topic of device management, it’s also important to complete regular software and system updates. When these become outdated, it can result in performance issues that have a significant impact on staff productivity. Help your devices be the best they can be for longer by scheduling timely updates. With The Laptop Company UXx Enhanced User Experience and Microsoft Endpoint Management, each device can be managed, secured and kept up to date anywhere from day one until decommissioning.
Reuse and Repair
Did you know that you can use old devices to repair your current fleet? As well as using your old devices’ parts to repair your fleet, spare parts recovered from broken devices can be used to fix damage not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. We offer this for any serviceable PC device through our Renew program which is available for workforces from 200 staff and up.
HotSwap devices can be switched in when users experience unexpected device failure or damage. These can be purchased, or remanufactured devices that are built through our Renew program. Hotswap devices can be stored onsite with your help desk team, or we can dispatch direct to the user. This helps reduce downtime, frustration and the need to hire devices in the interim.
We’re passionate about helping businesses get the most out of their device fleet to save costs while reducing environmental impact. That’s why we’re a huge fan of extending the life of devices. This has become a particularly useful strategy for businesses in the face of widespread stock shortages but will continue to be a powerful and cost-effective solution into the future.
Want to learn more about making your device fleet go further? Get in touch with our team of experts today.
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