it seems one of my earlier replies got
lost in the cyber-comments..
I said exactly that...
can you afford and ad-hoc, spur of the moment
disaster recorvery that may cause you to be down
for weeks.. can your business keep going, doing business,
while you totally revamp your IT operations,
new machines, new os, new software, new applications..
etc, etc.. because what you "had", was no longer replaceable..
if the answer is yes, then your risk from failure is minimum,
and you could save money by using your expired harw/softw
until it fails...
same with the cost.. can you afford a spur of the moment
expense of replacing your IT operations systems..
I personally am in favor of the upgrade/reserve funds recovery
plan myself, I merely was observing that there are some
businesses who could function in the 'wait till it happens' scenario...
I think someone named Sharon said it best...
unsupported/obsolete?? thats my responsibility..
If you can manage the support/repair/maint in house with
your own staff.. you certianly should be entitled to make that choice...
and that choice may well be "viable","sensible" and "responsible"
none of us can make a blanket stmt and call everyone "irresponsible"
because they don't have to maintain/upgrade there systems all the
time...?? envious would probably be a better description....
well, thats my 2cents, .....
each business has to make its own decision about how well
its operations perform and whether or not upgrades and
contingencys are needed ...
I'm going to retire from this discussion now...
its been interesting following this and seeing the different
ideas about it...
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