One question Midwest Computech gets asked a lot during our tech assessments and tech planning with clients is about rotation schedules. “When should I be rotating my equipment?”  Specifically, how often should I rotate my computers, servers, mobile devices, and other network devices and technology equipment. This is a great question because costs can really add up all at one time if you are not on some sort of rotation schedule. The last thing any organization wants to deal with is surprise technology cost.  On top of all the required hardware and software purchases and recurring renewals it may be attractive to try to squeeze as much life out of a piece of equipment as possible. While being frugal and conservative with spending is important to an organization, you certainly don’t want to find yourself purchasing large amounts of technology at one time or slowing down your operations and user productivity. With only a few months away from the tax season, now is a great time to start thinking about rotating some of your old technology equipment and software. There are several recyclers in Missouri that would come and pick up your old IT equipment and haul it off. Many of these provide data and product destruction services.  We typically recommend rotating ⅕ (fifth) of your computers per year on a five-year rotation schedule. Some businesses and school districts work toward a six-year rotation or ⅙ (sixth). We recommend 4 to 5 years to rotate your servers and some network equipment like network switching and access points can be rotated every 5 to 7 years depending on the quality. If you are a current Midwest Computech client our team will work with your leadership to develop a rotation plan that best fits your operational goals.   As always, if you have any questions about your IT support services or hardware and software rotations, please give us a call at 573-499-6928 or email