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Network Hardware Resale Helps Companies in France to Optimize Cost Savings

November 15, 2012

Tom Pappas
Network Hardware Resale
+31 20 449 9202

Network Hardware Resale’s Pre-owned Network Equipment and Lifecycle Solutions Have Helped Companies in France to Save $161 million Over the Past 10 years

Company to Further Increase its Presence in France

Paris, France November 15th, 2012 Network Hardware Resale, the world’s leading provider of pre-owned and new networking solutions, is planning to increase its presence in France. Since 2002, Network Hardware Resale has sold approximately $64 million worth of equipment in France, showing a compounded annual revenue growth rate of 31.0% over the past 10 years. In this period, Network Hardware Resale has enabled companies located in France to save $161 million.

With distribution centers located in Paris, Bordeaux, Aix en Provence, Strasbourg and Lille, Network Hardware Resale has shipped approximately 11,000 items since first penetrating the French market in 2002. These 11,000 items represent a value estimated at $225 million worth of networking equipment.

For Network Hardware Resale, France is a strategic location with potential for increased spending in the coming years. However, the overall unstable European economy means companies must be ever-watchful of managing cost, while mitigating the risk of network failure and delivering consistent and reliable performance.

Network Hardware Resale helps businesses address these concerns by providing IT solution guarantees such as cost savings of up to 90% off of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) list prices, around-the-clock support of networking equipment, guaranteed next business day hardware replacement, and rigorous quality standards with an industry-leading failure rate of less than 0.5%. By addressing clients’ concerns and providing them with these benefits, the company plans to create an even stronger presence in France.

During the 10 years that Network Hardware Resale has been doing business in France, French customers have received an average discount of 71.69% off manufacturer list prices by purchasing networking equipment from the company. Switches are by far the most popular product sold by Network Hardware Resale in the country, accounting for 55% of sales in 2011, followed by routers, which accounted for 20% of sales.

Glenn Fassett, General Manager of International Operations, Network Hardware Resale said, “French companies have come to recognize and appreciate the highest level of service and support from Network Hardware Resale. The increase in market demand in France is driving our expansion plans to include expanding our services, like NetSure™ 4HR, via the five distribution centers we have in France.”

NetSure – the affordable alternative to Cisco SMARTnet®

NetSure™ is a complete and customizable network coverage solution, as well as an affordable alternative to Cisco SMARTnet®. NetSure™ has recently been expanded to included NetSure™ 4HR, a global four-hour hardware replacement service which enables businesses and organizations to effectively protect against costly network downtime. NetSure™ 4HR covers current generation networking equipment, as well as legacy networking products that are no longer supported by Cisco SMARTnet.

Fassett recognizes that reliability is particularly important in the French market. He adds: “Our ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000 certified quality management systems ensure an industry best 0.5% technical failure rate, which is even better than new products. French IT professionals have come to count on our high level of reliability and quality.”

To help customers save more than 50% on maintenance costs and delay expensive upgrades via extending the life of their network, NetSure also includes NetSure™ NBD which provides 24x7 global technical support with guaranteed next-business-day advanced hardware replacement. In addition, NetSure™ Spare offers the fastest replacement possible by providing an onsite spare.

New Network Hardware Resale branded products

NHR continues to evolve its portfolio with the recent launch of new branded optics, providing global customers with the tools and expertise necessary to enhance their current networking infrastructure.

Network Hardware Resale now offers its own line of carrier-class compatible optical transceivers that work with a broad array of vendors, and meet OEM specifications and requirements. Network Hardware Resale’s full selection of optical transceivers are offered at 70%-90% off traditional OEM prices and are tested and verified across a wide range of products and platforms. Network Hardware Resale optics adhere to ISO 9001 and TL9000 standards, ensuring the highest standards in equipment testing, customer care, order fulfillment and are covered by a lifetime warranty.

Network Hardware Resale in France – a global reach

NetSure™ 4HR is just one example of the advantage Network Hardware Resale provides customers in terms of tailored network construction, maintenance at a reduced cost, and the ultimate advantage of increasing the lifespan of a network. With warehouses located in Paris, Bordeaux, Aix en Provence, Strasbourg and Lille, Network Hardware Resale can provide for the entire French market, covering the majority of all the French large metropolitan areas and surrounding areas with a radius of over 240 kilometers.

Network Hardware Resale, environmentally responsible networking

69% of managers say cost efficiency is the key to implementing greener policies (Source: NetworkWorld, survey by Corporate IT Forum). With Network Hardware Resale’s long history of refurbishing and reselling IT equipment, environmental responsibility is a fundamental principal. The company’s commitment to the environment drives it to develop programs that encourage green IT practices by making them financially beneficial as well as environmentally friendly.