“Upgrading IT Assets – How to Stay on Budget and Innovate” Abstract: Why lock yourself into vendor upgrade timelines? Why not adopt a strategy customized for your underlying hardware and maintenance? Learn a new strategy where you can lengthen the lifecycle of your existing hardware, continue to purchase best of breed equipment, and maintain current and previous generation hardware. A 10-year look back to 2007 shows how substantial those cost savings can be. Prepare now for the next 10 years.