In my world, fine stands for Functioning, is next emergency!
Waiting until something dies and can't be repaired is an example of FINE. At TS Tech we believe in proactive replacement of equipment, and we meet with our clients on a quarterly basis for Technology Business Review meetings to discuss the goals and objectives of the business and to ensure the technology is up to the challenge. One topic that comes up is equipment replacement planning. We like to explain that waiting until a computer fails is a problem for a number of reason, but most importantly because it's going to cost more to replace a down system during an emergency then it would before the failure. We hear this as, "it's fine right now..."
The problem with waiting is that it becomes more expensive, not because we charge more, but because now businesses are also dealing with downtime and lost employee productivity. In my opinion, FINE should include:
- Predictable performance
- Enhanced functionality
- Reduced risks
- Lower costs
- Better productivity
Don't wait to replace aging equipment until it fails, replace IT when it is FINE and save yourself the time and headache!