Manufacturer production lifecycles of IT equipment are usually between 6 and 12 months, whereas large infrastructure projects are often implemented over a period in excess of 12 months and the commissioning of this infrastructure can sometimes be spread over 3 to 5 years. Accordingly it’s common for mismatches in component lifecycles to cause significant roll-out disruption, once availability of popular items becomes constrained.
It’s not a problem for our customers. Thanks to the gimlet eye for detail hard wired into our procurement team, we can predict product lifecycle constraints occurring; and act to prevent disruption
Our consultants work with you to identify components critical to the progress of a rollout
We monitor rollout progress in tandem with availability and lifecycle stage of critical components
Our team anticipate constraints and act to secure availability on your behalf
We capitalise on opportunities to secure overstocks, and end of line offers on key components across Europe, passing savings on to you
Over the years, many customers have expressed their appreciation of this service.
Earlier on in our history a large UK bank approached us to help resolve a critical problem they had encountered with extending a branch roll out. Their existing software application only worked properly on IBM’s microchannel server architecture (long since out of production). The development of software for their new hardware platform had hit a technical snag, threatening delaying the roll out for between 6 and 12 months.
Through our global reach we worked to acquire 50 new sealed (if somewhat dusty) microchannel 520 series servers, along with the appropriate components to complete the full configuration within 2 weeks and well within their anticipated budget.