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Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning©: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency in the Upcoming Technology Refresh Cycle
The concept of a "green" technology refresh cycle for client computing may not be a part of the planning process today, but in the near term it will become mainstream. There are two fundamental with opposing perspectives for technology refresh cycles for desktops and notebook PCs.
The first camp believes that a planned, phased technology refresh cycle is optimal. The second camp, however, questions the basic concept of a technology refresh itself. Why refresh technology for desktops and notebook PCs at all when you can ride the wave until they die and only then replace them? Both sides have presented compelling positions, which makes for a complex and often emotional dilemma.
This paper encourages all businesses, regardless of size and complexities, to consider a more formal "green" strategy in regards to client computing and the technology refresh cycle.