Bayer Center Nonprofit Technology Survey

Burning Question: Hardware Currency Crisis?

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While the responses roll in, I ponder questions about what the 2008 data set will show us about trends established in prior surveys. One of the biggest questions is whether the end-user hardware has continued to age in place in the region’s nonprofits. By the 2006 survey, a picture emerged of PC inventories that had been freshened in 1999 or 2000 in response to the threat of the Y2K problem. As we got further from the non-crisis that launched a thousand shipments, there was a direct shift in older PCs taking the place of younger in the overall nonprofit inventory. We will watch carefully to see if timely hardware replacement has become a part of the technology management of local organizations or if more users are now faced with wrenching life out of older, less dependable machines.

Computers by Age and Type from 2006 Survey

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Written by Jeff Forster

July 18, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Posted in Survey Findings

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