A new car, with the latest technology, is far more efficient than an older car as designs in engine management systems change and work smarter to increase fuel efficiency. A well-serviced car also prolongs the life of the moving parts and keeps the engine running smoothly ...
If in doubt about your energy consumption, consult your technology partner for the best advice!
The same goes for computers, switches and other electronic equipment that runs your business. Keeping equipment dust-free and unclogging fans that keep the processors and circuit boards cool is the first step in keeping the cogs well oiled.
Older switches, for example, which have been in the server room in the rack, literally gathering dust, require routine maintenance just as much as PC and laptops. Components work best when in good clean condition!
Second to that is deploying more modern, energy-efficient equipment that has better output and less energy consumption. For example, a newer switch running gigabit ports sending data to newer laptops and PCs, also with gigabit ports is more efficient than trying to send data from a five-year-old switch with 100Mbps ports that the receiving equipment has to adjust the incoming signal from 1Gbps down to 100Mbps.
Also, due to the changes in power supplies, newer equipment may cost less to run, saving energy in the longer term. The same goes for Wi-Fi Access Points. As we enter into the Wi-Fi 6 genre, the units are far more efficient
The third point is the support from manufacturers for software/firmware updates dwindles after about three to five years as new models and platforms are released into the market. Routers and other equipment are constantly changing as power consumption becomes an ever-important topic.
"Safe disposal of electronics equipment also becomes a topic of conversation!"
You have to ensure that the recycling company have a WEEE certificate (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and complies with the directives of this standard. Remember to look after all your work and home equipment to keep it running smoothly and efficiently at all times.
If in doubt, consult your technology partner for the best advice.
Until next time ...
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