A new client with 6 3D CAD (Revit) operators. They desperately need more operators but cannot find the qualified staff that they need.
Whilst updating and getting their machines on track we also do a quick assessment of the machines. We have a chat to our contacts at Autodesk and Dell and put a plan together. The client has been burnt by IT many times before moving to NVCL so they were nervous about committing to expensive, untried and possibly useless upgrades. We arranged for a machine with the correct configuration for the job they required in order for them for them to try.
The head of the department reports that the new machine is saving between 1 and 2 hours per day. The 6 computers’ total cost will be £11,000. This is quite expensive, but with each operator earning roughly £14.00 per hour, even saving 6 hours per day, in just over 4 months the initial outlay was recouped. Each machine should last at least 3 years, so after initial recoup of the cost, they would have a further 32 months left with an approximate saving over the life of the machine in the region of £80,000+.