Companies maximising the usability of their hardware
PC engineer course graduates may be in demand as more companies are looking at maximising their existing hardware's performance, an expert asserts.
Corey Donovan, vice president of Vibrant Technologies, tells TMCnet.com that refreshing servers and networks is a major time and cost commitment which businesses are avoiding.
He says companies are increasingly looking to "max out what they have" and are putting off making new system purchases due to the economic climate, which could increase demand for those who have completed PC engineer courses.
Mr Donovan states: "The demand for parts such as memory, drives, and CPUs has greatly outpaced RFQs for complete systems. Our clients are maxing out their installed base."
Joe Wolke, director of IT strategy at Forsythe Solutions Group, tells the news provider that virtualisation can also be used to take the strain off older hardware, keeping it in use for longer.
Rob Lovell, chief executive and co-founder of ThinkGrid, recently emphasised the importance of virtualisation for improving accessibility, suggesting this would become more popular.