It Isn't Broken...The millennium has passed, the world
is still turning and itís pretty much business as usual.
Thousands of HP Series computers, used in diverse applications all
over the world, continue to operate as efficiently and reliably as
Many HP 1000 Series Users are
probably not aware of how large an installed base continues to
utilize this legendary product. U.S. Military and defense
contractors, commercial airlines, public utilities, pharmaceutical
and manufacturing firms are just a few of the industries which
continue to take advantage of the economies of the platform.
Low operating cost, staff familiarity with existing
software and hardware, and unparalleled reliability are potent
reasons that resound with MIS managers and budget directors when
the issue of stay-with-the-platform versus migration is being
Many Users who have sampled more
contemporary platforms have learned the hard way that newer
technology has not always delivered on promised improvements in
equipment reliability, performance, support, or availability of
The difficulties associated with
migration are not fully apparent until deep into the process, at
which time the User is irrevocably committed to the new platform.
Lengthy development (rule of thumb: triple what you were quoted).
Major money (same rule of thumb). Serious debugging. Extensive
the decision to migrate off the
HP Series platform is made by someone other than a MIS Manager/
System Operator. A flashy marketing presentation is more likely to
be persuasive to someone unfamiliar with the equipment or
application than an engineer with hands-on experience.
An ill-advised migration move
impacts everyone associated with a company. We hear from
disgruntled MIS managers on a regular basis, decrying the ongoing
problems with new systems, system performance degradation and loss
of productivity theyíve experienced since migrating to PC-based
In most situations
decision-makers recognize the critical importance of incorporating
technical staff/MIS managers into any migration-related
discussion. But where this is not the case, MIS managers need to
take the initiative and make certain their perspective is
is only natural many Users feel some disappointment and concern
that HP is phasing out support for the platform, but is that
compelling enough reason to pursue a migration strategy now?
MBC maintains an extensive inventory of every conceivable A
and M/E/F Series component to support Users. Availability of parts
to support future requirements is assured through MBCís ongoing
purchase of excess equipment from migrating Users. Combine this
with the incredible durability of the hardware, and youíve got a
winning combination for years to come!
case you might not already know, MBC also is in the business of
purchasing surplus HP 1000 Series equipment. When the time comes
to upgrade to a newer HP 1000 Series computer, or to migrate off
the platform, MBC is the place to call to dispose of excess
The value of equipment is
determined by its condition, and the level of demand for it in the
marketplace. Obviously, equipment that is no longer operational or
that has severely worn components will likely have less
It is important for Users who are
interested in surplusing equipment to contact MBC before, or as
soon as possible after it has been taken off line. Many items,
particularly older peripheral products, deteriorate if left
idle/in storage for an extended period of time.
Users may be pleasantly surprised
to learn there still is value even in older M/E/F Series
components, including products such as MAC-interfaced disc drives,
HP 264X and 262X Series terminals, and 21MX Model processors. As
noted previously, condition is important, but even non-working
items may have value as parts units.
MBC arranges transportation and pays for shipping the
equipment from your facility. Seller is responsible for
consolidating equipment prior to shipment. The method of
transportation selected depends on the size and quantity of
products to be shipped. Call today for a quote!