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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

How to Find a Used Juniper Hardware Vendor

1. Straight Forward Information and Layout: It is always a huge plus if a vendor is extremely straight forward with their customers. Laying it all out as clearly as possible for customers can give a good idea if a vendor is 'the real deal' or simply hyping themselves up. Make sure your used hardware vendor provides all the necessary information right on their website- including product price, performance, savings, and information on the various services they can provide.

2. Price and Performance: Price and performance are two key metrics that should dictate whom you choose to use. The current market for network hardware contains a wide variety of brand name manufacturers including Juniper, Cisco, Extreme, Foundry and more. New systems from the top manufacturers can provide incredible performance and security, but they can also be expensive. Look for a reseller that provides a great balance of top performance and price.

3. Warranty: A 100% warranty is another thing that you should look for in your used Juniper vendor for all of their products and services. It is important that your vendor can provide some sort of guarantee that you will be satisfied with their work. A solid, good warranty can lower your risk in buying used Juniper equipment and make your purchase all the more worthwhile.

4. Customer Service and Support: It is extremely important that your vendor takes the time to carefully consult each of their customers to make sure that they understand their specific situation. It's often difficult today to find a company that cares about its customers, as sad as that sounds. As companies expand they tend to automate their services and customer support to the point where customers are primarily dealing with automated robots.

A vendor that can provide an actual human being who cares about your needs, should be a major factor in choosing whom you use. This displaysa vendor's commitment to providing the best support possible for their customers.

5. Eco-Friendly Commitment: It is more important than ever that we always consider the ecological footprint our purchase has on the planet. This is why it is very important you choose a used network hardware vendor that makes a commitment to eco-friendly programs and services. Throwing away computer equipment can have a very bad effect on ours and our planet's health when it ends up in landfills.

Find a vendor that provides asset recovery services such as repair, buy back, and recycling. This essentially means that have made a commitment to re-use old equipment by buying it back, repairing it, and then selling the refurbished Juniper hardware at a discount.

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