By Matt Miktus, Shared Services Engineer / Cisco Collaboration SME, CDI
With almost two decades in various IT realms, an ever-changing landscape of technological innovation, I’ve witnessed a constant tenant – aging hardware needs replacing… perpetually. Regardless of whether or not a company’s core infrastructure is on-premise or cloud hosted, most employees remain terrestrial, as do their hardware companions. At the forefront of the hardware refresh are the workstation (both mobile and static) which seem to rotate out on a two to four-year cycle. Personal communication devices like iPhones, Android, the random Blackberry (people still use these?), seem to be on closer to a two-year cycle unless the bowl of rice couldn’t save it from that mishap at the fountain last Saturday.