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Rent I.T. v Buy I.T.

Why should you rent your I.T.?

Since 1996 JustWorks has always delivered I.T. as a service. Our customers rent what they need, when they need it; and then change it when they need to change IT. As well as predictable cashflow, our customers get other advantages from choosing to rent like flexibility, greater management freedom and maintaining their strategic focus. So why should you rent your IT? Some of the more common business reasons to choose renting over buying are:

  1. The need is unknown: either the quantity, the scale or the duration may change quickly.
  2. The service is more important and more expensive than the parts, because the parts require specialized knowledge and resources to make them work, and keep them working properly.
  3. When you can get a better solution, because you only need part of it.
  4. The technology is changing very rapidly, so it is unlikely that you will depreciate the asset before it becomes obsolete.

When it comes to investing in computing for business today all of those reasons apply, and that makes renting the best decision today.

Return on I.T.

The challenge that purchasing puts up, is that the timescale for a purchase decision to be effective is longer (typically 4+ years, see chart) than any of the other factors affecting the decision. The effective returns generated by the assets, the rate of technical change, and steep fall off on asset values all make a decision to purchase I.T. now very difficult to justify.

Return_on_IT
Purchasing only comes together after 4 years

Coping with Change

A significant unknown for many businesses today is just how much of which kind of technology they are going to need, and for how long. Making a capital investment in a specific technology solution means being stuck with that for at least 3 years, probably 5 years. For most businesses now is a time to be as flexible, nimble and mobile as possible; this is not a good time to be stuck in one position.

Renting the right solution for today’s needs leaves a business free to adjust its strategy at short notice, based on changes in the market and changes in technology. Renting also allows much greater flexibility to scale up or down in response to changing conditions. Maybe there’s an opportunity to enter a new market but success is uncertain, or maybe there’s a blip in demand that may not last – these are situations where having access to technology infrastructure that can scale up and down is to your advantage.

More than the Sum of IT’s Parts

Investing in computing is so much more than buying a list of equipment and software licenses. The money you spend on I.T. is only worth it if the technology works for you. It’s not just buying the parts, it’s making them work together reliably to deliver your applications to your users, that makes the investment worthwhile. At JustWorks we have spent the last 15 years delivering fixed price I.T. solutions and we know how disciplined, skilled and experienced you have to be to make today’s technology work together as a seamless and reliable system.

When the services you need are more expensive than the parts, renting the whole solution makes so much more sense than buying. A JustWorks solution is delivered for a fixed fee that includes all the parts and licensing needed to make it work, and it’s guaranteed to work for that price with unlimited services. Rent from JustWorks and your investment is guaranteed to yield results, and you are not betting your money on some vendor’s marketing spiel.

More Bang for Your Buck

Many smaller businesses can really benefit from the same technologies that only much larger companies can afford, but they can’t justify the expense because of their size. This applies to having the breadth of skills in a team of I.T. professionals, as much as it does to being able to leverage large-scale I.T. infrastructure and management tools.

By renting your I.T. from JustWorks you are getting enterprise-class solutions at small business prices. In our datacenters your servers run on our massively-fault-tolerant, very-high-performance infrastructure that uses the same technologies, from the same vendors, in the same datacenters, that the world’s largest enterprises use. Our on-site JustWorks V systems incorporate features and tools that are only possible to integrate because of our Enterprise Partnerships with Dell and VMware.

On-site or in the cloud, you get more bang for your buck renting from JustWorks than you can buy.

Rapidly Changing Technology

Computing is the most rapidly evolving industry to ever exist. Disruptive breakthroughs continue to emerge, and businesses that can leverage the latest advances before their competitors are more profitable and grow faster.

Virtual_DesktopsIn 2012 the world of business computing is in the midst of the most significant shake-up for a decade. The popularity of powerful phones, tablets and ultra-portable devices has changed the landscape for end users, mostly driven by Apple Computer’s emergence as a dominant force in the consumer technology market.

Your ability to adjust to, and take advantage of, these disruptive changes defines the competitive benefit your I.T. investment will give you. Renting your I.T. gives you the flexibility you need to make those adjustments.

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How to Change your Password BEFORE it Expires

Remember that changing your network password will require you to re-enter your new password for email from your phone, home PC or laptop with Outlook.

For help on how to change your password on your phone/mobile device use these links to helpful online articles:
Apple, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile.


Changing  your password on your PC in the office.

Windows  XP and Windows 7:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to bring up the Windows Security dialog box
  2. Click Change Password to get to the Change Password dialog box
  3. Input your current password into the Old Password text box
  4. Input the desired new password into the New Password text box and type  it again into the Confirm New Password text box.
  5. Click OK.

Your  password is now changed.

 

Changing your password through Outlook Web  Access

There are times when you need  to change the domain password, that could be when you are traveling or when  working remotely. Within the network there are many ways to change the  password, but from outside the network the options are limited. Outlook Web  Access offers an option to change the password through  the web.

To change your password within your Outlook Web Access page, click on Options on the upper right (or left  side panel  for older versions), then Settings on the left and Password icon in the ribbon.

You will be asked for your current password and then your new password twice.

OWA Password Change

Click  the Save button and that  will change your network/domain/email password.

E-Waste

In order to most efficiently and responsibly dispose of your e-waste, we’ve compiled a list of links and resources for your use. All of the major computer and electronics companies have their own recycling programs and often provide free pickup. Your local community may have state approved e-waste recycling companies. Check your local listings or visit the Computer Take Back website  to find a Responsible Recycler in your area. Many communities also have donation drives for electronic goods.

National & Local Recycling Programs

Manufacturer Recycling Programs

New web site!

The new JustWorks web site is launching on the WordPress platform, with exciting opportunities for contributions from a broader spectrum of JustWorks people and a more effective channel for communicating with our customers about changes in the fastest moving industry the world has ever seen.

Web sites can now be collaboration tools accessible to, and editable by, non-technical people in any organization. The WordPress platform was originally developed to support bloggers but has now evolved into elegantly simple web publishing system that goes way beyond blogging. WordPress has a built in administration interface that allows non-web-savvy people to contribute new information and maintain existing web pages without fear of messing up the rest of the site. Different users can different access, allowing some to change the look and feel of the entire site in minutes and others only to add new articles to the News section, for instance.

Part of our intention when we embarked on this new web site was to develop our own understanding of this new paradigm in web design, so that we can bring that expertise to bear in helping our customers make the same transition when they want to. We have used our learning experience to create a new WordPress server template so that our customers can have their new WordPress web server up and running in hours instead of weeks – let us know if you’d like one added to your JustWorks solution.

Amongst many interactive features of a WordPress site is the ability to get feedback by allowing visitors to add comments to your site – so if you’d like to give us any feedback on our new site just scroll to the bottom and add your comments. Thanks!

Welcome!

This is the start of the JustWorks blog.

Over time we will be adding article and posts to this site to keep you updated on the state of the I.T. industry and how developments in technology affect businesses. We will cover a range of topics including “cloud computing” and how best to use developments in Internet services for maximum effect.

Keep in touch, give us feedback and let us know what you find useful.

Thanks

Andrew Percy, CEO, JustWorks