Earth Day message from BradReese.Com

Earth Day - April 22nd

Reggie Grant
"Today is Earth Day and when thinking about the environment - purchasing and deploying refurbished networking equipment is good," said Reggie Grant - Sales Manager for BradReese.Com "We repair failed Cisco equipment and since much of this equipment would otherwise end up going to a landfill – or other disposal process, especially with Cisco’s business model (when Cisco equipment fails, they make no provision for repair, other than replacement under SMARTnet) its worthwhile to seek a repair quote."

"You don’t have a SMARTnet contract?" "Then you need to dispose of that equipment and contact your local Cisco Channel Partner to purchase new replacement equipment or maybe get a better deal on the still pretty high priced, Cisco Authorized Refurbished Equipment, whose part numbers end with an RF." "Do you have a legacy network – which in the Cisco business model is 90 days old?" "Cisco sells their brand new equipment with 90 day warranty, and if you want to use that equipment, you need to purchase additional warranty service under the Cisco SMARTnet maintenance program." "Cisco SMARTnet is generally about 20% of the cost of the underlying equipment for 1 year." "So because its Earth Day, it may be wise to think about alternative solutions to the expensive Cisco business model."

What alternative solutions have YOU used when a Cisco SMARTnet contract is cost prohibitive?

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