Don’t Leave Your Assets Exposed
Electronics warranties are usually a contested item. While the idea of protecting a recent purchase may be initially appealing, most of us will quickly decline the option to add multi year warranties to our PCs or tablets. We reason that the cost of these warranties doesn’t make sense when compared to the price of the original item and the risk associated with the item being damaged. However, when it comes to business class IT equipment, there are a few more factors that should be considered before deciding to pass on an extended warranty.
Purchasing your warranty through TechAdvisors is less expensive and uses the exact same warranty technicians and parts as a manufacturer’s warranty.
Some things to consider:
- The cost of the equipment. Purchasing a business class server for the office is a costly endeavor. It is not uncommon to spend $6,000 -$10,000 on a new server. Buying an extended warranty that guarantees the life of your server for 5 years starts to make more sense. Most small businesses can get 3-5 years of life from a server without having to upgrade.
- The cost of equipment going down. When you buy a server you are trusting it to run a myriad of business-critical systems, applications, and/or data. A warranty is not only covering the cost of the equipment but also the cost of services it provides. Should the server crash, it typically takes up to 2-3 weeks for a new server to be ordered and installed. This makes the cost of a warranty seem very small when compared to purchasing another server plus recovering the cost of being down for 3 weeks.
- Maintenance and service costs. Most business-class servers not only offer a warranty of the equipment should it fail, but also provide Professional Support to ensure that any failures are resolved, sometimes in as little as 4 hours. Should the server stop working, a technician from the manufacturer will show up on site with the replacement part as well as have it it installed. Also depending on the hardware type and service package, the warranty will also include software upgrades and patches to ensure that everything is up to date.
We know that technology can be your biggest asset or your biggest headache. Let the experts at TechAdvisors keep your business operations running smoothly by maintaining your assets and extending your warranties if necessary.We happily provide free estimates and roll-out plans to work with your budget.
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