Myth No. 9: Any cost savings from maintenance and support only impact the operational budget
The deployment of an alternative, independent support solution offers unprecedented opportunities for significant savings in both operational and capital expenditures (opex and capex). For example, the ability to extend equipment lifecycles enables organizations to delay new equipment purchases. Over a three-year maintenance contract period, the ability to defer those purchases can exceed tens to hundreds of millions of dollars in new network equipment capital costs, not to mention the substantial savings from using third-party support.
The bottom line: Don't overlook capex when reviewing potential cost savings from alternative maintenance.