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(3-Jul-09) - As cool as it may be to have the latest-generation computing architectures running in your enterprise’s systems, many IT applications don’t need the speed. Some systems and components just need to work well enough with modern applications to not hamper users’ productivity; for example, older routers may lack some of the newer management amenities, but they can still carry the same traffic at the same speeds. That said, it’s advisable to buy previously owned gear sooner rather than later.