Just recently, one of our long term partners informed us that his local NHS Trust had bitten the bullet and started the process of moving from Windows XP to Windows 7. As someone close to the roll-out of the new technology he was singing the praises of the new computer system and the benefits it would bring to the Trust. At the same time he pointed out that the old phone system that was lingering in the background was most certainly a couple of decades old.
While Microsoft's Lync was previously installed on the Windows XP machines at the Trust, Windows 7 it was much better suited to the newer technology and gave another layer to the phone system that had been the backbone of the Trust for so long. Lync itself is just a software application that costs next to nothing to implement on an existing IT infrastructure.
Like any big business, they could see that the old phone system was looking decidedly prehistoric, not difficult in times where upgrades are implemented every five years, but like any company with thousands upon thousands of staff - Bringing your telephony and computer systems up to date is a mammoth task on many fronts.
Its not just the implementation of the technology, the user training, the compatibility with existing systems and the consultancy costs involved that make updating difficult. The biggest challenge is what to do with all the old cables, telephones, headsets and servers that make up the system.
Its not difficult to see an increase in Avaya, Panasonic, Siemens and BT phone systems being offered up on auction sites as I.T and Technical Departments try to make a quick buck on the old kit. At the same time they try to find a way to get rid of the worthless junk. The flood of old technology on places like Ebay mean its a buyers market. Old used phone systems are worthless and its clear that in the City, London especially, they have the money to buy the most up-to-date business IP-PBX and are not interested in a 5 year old phone system.
At Systems Recycling we can take away your used phone system and recycle it correctly, removing all the cables, headsets, used desk phones and related technology making a space for your new system and provide you with a certificate of disposal. The financial benefits of this are clear from the outset. Everything is scrapped properly, be it IT, Computer, Server, Racking or Curly Cords and you wont be left with stock rooms brimming with old, redundant technology.