Many organizations rely on legacy communications systems for their operations. Often, this reflects the difficulty of justifying capital investment; other times, the legacy communications system supports a legacy application that doesn’t transfer easily to an IP-based environment.
While a wholesale system-replacement can have its benefits, it can also be disruptive as well as costly. The alternative is sustainment — the process of maintaining devices and components in good working order.
Evaluating a sustainment partner
A sustainment partner can repair and maintain your legacy communications system and keep your network in operation well beyond its expected service-life, thereby reducing costs and limiting disruptions to operations.
When choosing a legacy support partner, look for an organization that:
- Supports product lines from multiple vendors — a “one-stop shop”.
- Has an in-house lab and highly-skilled technicians.
- Can troubleshoot and repair down to the component level.
- Tests and guarantees the modules and components they refurbish.
Sustainment saves money
There’s lots of pressure to control costs. By choosing a reliable sustainment partner, you can free up time and resources, allowing your company to innovate with new systems and applications in high-priority areas.
The next time you have a malfunctioning device, or your company is thinking about replacing its legacy system, take a step back and consider working with a sustainment partner that can quickly and efficiently service your system.