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(28-Aug-09) A novice buyer might expect that nothing could be easier than sourcing new IT equipment. It’s like buying a new car—just purchase it, turn it on, and everything works fine. Of course, the reality of data centers is that few things are ever easy, and new equipment purchases are just as prone to snafus as anything else. Here is some expert advice to help you avoid some of the most common new equipment pitfalls.