Our department are replacing the PCs that are over 3 years old. However, despite the age of the PCs, they're all similarly spec'd, so a 3 year old PC is still the same similar spec as a 1 year old PC. Thus half the people in the department will be getting new higher spec'd PCs with dual monitors and the other half will still be running single monitor older PCs.
I don't believe that it makes sense to replace only half the department. I'd love to hear from other IT managers and procurement officers on this issue.
My reasoning for it not making sense is:
- while the newer half equipment isn't old, it's the same or similar to the older equipment. Some waste there in replacing PCs that aren't deficient.
- it creates envy in the office. If your colleague has dual monitors and you don't, how will you feel?
Opinions from anyone who has faced similar issues?
I realise this is subjective but I can't find too many answers.