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Tech Upgrades Just Aren't That Great

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"Each new generation of computer delivered a massive improvement in performance—more hard drive, more memory, faster processor," says Megan McArdle for Bloomberg View."Those things meant that the software that ran on those computers rapidly developed more bells and whistles that took advantage of all that new power. People who used that software found themselves forced to upgrade, because trying to run it on an old system was unbearably slow."

But that's no longer the case.

"Improvements on both laptops and phones are increasingly coming from more marginal features: sharper displays, solid-state drives, better cameras, different sets of ports. "

This is affecting upgrade cycles. People are waiting longer to buy replacement machines, and opting for less-than-the-latest when they do. This is the Sage mission validated.

More sustainable IT is only a decision away; reuse, buy refurbished, and delay buying new.

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