Do you knock on wood after saying something you want to have happen? Do you avoid crossing paths with a certain color cat? What about this one: do you upgrade all of your equipment every 3-5 years? If you do, you might be prone to superstitious suggestions. A superstition is “a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.” Even the most rational-minded among us partake in superstitious thinking, and in most cases, indulging it is harmless.
But what about those cases when it’s not harmless? What happens if you don’t even know the action you’re taking is a superstition? And what if that action is potentially costing you millions in valuable IT equipment?
One study on superstitions found that across cultures people try to “undo” bad luck with actions that simulate the experience of “pushing it away.” Perhaps this is why people believe hardware must be replaced every 3-5 years without question. They think by “pushing away” the equipment they’re protecting their investments. But sometimes what you’re pushing away isn’t bad luck; it’s money that could be reinvested into your IT for innovation.
This webinar seeks to break customers of these IT superstitions and bad luck by explaining:
- The IT life cycle – where do these upgrade deadlines come from and why?
- What EoL, EoS, and End of Support really mean
- How often upgrades are really needed
- How a company was able to save and reinvest $42M using this new understanding around upgrades