What is Considered a Long Lifecycle?

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What is Considered a Long Lifecycle?

The term lifecycle refers to the supported lifespan of a computer and how long the technology is available. On the consumer market, the average lifecycle is 1 to 3 years. A long lifecycle is 5 years and up. Medical, military, and industrial sectors usually require computers to have longer lifecycles. The span of a lifecycle may vary because of changes to the manufacturing process or discontinuation of the product.

Benefits of a Long Lifecycle

A longer lifecycle has a number of benefits. It ensures that customers have enough time to integrate devices with their systems. For industries that require strict testing, a long lifecycle gives a product a longer amount of time to be used after testing is complete. A long lifecycle also means less replacement and less impact on the environment from mining, manufacturing, and shipping. 


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