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Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning: A Complete Guide to Managing Your PC Fleet by Bruce Michelson

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Chapter 12. Disposing of Client Devices at the End of Life

Introduction

In closed loop lifecycle planning, disposition refers to the processes required to decommission client devices. Interestingly, a growing number of lifecycle-management solutions start with end-of-life strategies. One of the reasons for this is that the rules and regulations are now very clear about business responsibilities. In addition, business units and end users are less concerned about the politics associated with end-of-life responsibilities, and in most cases are relieved not to have that accountability.

In this chapter, the entire range of end-of-life strategies is explored. There are many dependencies in the disposition lifecycle element. The processes include the ...

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