The significance of an Extended Warranty
For some hardware in your business an extension to the existing warranty may seem like a waste of money. However for certain key hardware an extended warranty could be the best option when it comes to minimizing costly down-time in the event of critical failure.
Between lengthy replacement times and the number of hoops you have to jump through to service your warranty, an extension for a smaller pieces of IT equipment such as laptops or workstations may not be worth the cost.
However when it comes to large investment such as Servers extending the warranty may be worth the extra spend. In the event of critical failure a current warranty enables you to get up and running as soon as possible, minimizing costly down-time and giving your business some breathing room to consider options. Conversely being out of warranty doesn’t guarantee you access to any replacement parts or service that your failed hardware needs and can extend the time it takes to get back up and running or retrieve vital data by days, weeks or even months.
If IT Support is recommending an extended warranty for your hardware – it will be based on these valuable considerations and what is best suited for your business.
If you would like to discuss how this effects your business or would like an update on the status of your hardware give us a call.