Many companies end up opting for utilizing network equipment during an extended period of time. However, how can we know exactly when it would be necessary to replace one or more equipment?

In the course of this article we will identify some scenarios where possibly a replacement could be necessary.

Initially, it is worthy to highlight that many Companies opt for utilizing outdated technologies simply for the fact that the current equipment is still working.

However, this can result in the diminishing of the quality of service for the collaborators. As well as, compromising the security, in case a certain product does not possess more updatings or support from the manufacturer.

In this aspect, it is important that we highlight that the replacement of one or more equipment oriented for the infrastructure, will not correct structural problems of the Company, among which we are able to quote some:


Wrong or inadequate configurations

If the previous equipment possess a wrong configuration, that enables, for example, any user the privilege of carrying out administrative actions, the purchase of new equipment with a more updated version, will not correct the problem.

Lack of the necessary bandwidth for traffic

If currently your company had slowness problems, generated by the lack of network bandwidth necessary to the traffic, only replacing the equipment will also possibly not solve such problems.

Inappropriate dimensioning

If during the passing of such project, the dimensioning in the allocation of network resources for the user was not adequately measured, even with the replacement of the equipment, probably, similar problems will occur.

Lack of training for the collaborators

If the current collaborators that belong to the IT technical team won’t receive the necessary training for performing the interventions and the verification on the equipment which compose the technological environment, possibly, replacing the equipment also will not solve the related problems. As well as, will not fix the slowness for addressing problems, the lack of knowledge for responding more advanced doubts of users, among other points.

According to that information, how could we know the right moment for performing a new investment for the acquisition of new products? Let us check some of the most common scenarios, where the application of a new technology becomes necessary:


Lack of updating

If the current equipment does not allow any further update, it is a great warning sign, because possibly those won’t receive more packages of software that contain the correction of possible bugs. As well as, in relation to the protection of the device security.

Lack of support from the manufacturer

If the manufacturer does not provide any more technical support for the current equipment, it becomes another great warning sign, because without support from the manufacturer, your technical team may be without the necessary support for when some problem occurs, and the solution cannot be found.

Expensive cost with maintenance

If the current solution requires a very high cost for the company with maintenance, maybe it would be the appropriate time to verify in the market how much would be necessary to acquire a new solution, with the inclusive maintenance, obviously.

Shortage of qualified professionals or without trainings with accessible costs

If your solution does not possess a good amount of qualified professionals available in it, or if it does not allow a technical qualification for an accessible cost, maybe it is time to think about replacing it for another that allows having a greater range of qualified and available professionals.

Beyond the points that we have seen above, it is important to also identify the strategic technological plans for the Company. For example, if your Company possess the intention of migrating certain applications for the cloud, it is enough to identify if the current solution is able to bear such migration for the desired environment.


As we were capable to observe in this article, the replacement of equipment requires a considerable study about the technological needs of the Company and also about the current problems that are being faced. In many times, to perform an investment by itself, without the conviction about what is really necessary, can end up frustrating the plans of the Company, causing in this manner a high investment, without the expected return.

In addition, it is important that the investment formerly done by the company, to be preserved to the point of allowing that all the possible resources can be recycled without the loss of quality.

Because of that and other reasons, it is necessary that your Company have available all the technical information necessary that can justify the investments as well as also emphasize the improvement points.

Knowing your infrastructure is a very important step, not only for guaranteeing the quality of service for the users, as well as also bringing the technological return that your Company needs.

In this sense, there is no doubts about the importance of having investments in network management. Bringing therefore not only benefits to the visibility of networks but also being a way to guarantee greater governance.

Thinking of that, Telcomanager present in the market since 2002, and a leading Latin America brand in the sector of software for managing networks. Also counting with a unique and innovative technology, deploying smart solutions in the monitoring of data that will provide a stratified vision of the traffic, is now allowing your Company to follow the most important aspects of your network, in real time.