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March

Tips for Building Your Own Private Cloud

How-To, Guides, & Tips    •   March 27, 2019

At this point in time, it’s an undeniable fact that the cloud is here to stay. However, because of concerns over costs, security, regulations and more, moving to the cloud can be challenging; so for that reason and others, it may not be for everyone. One way around these challenges is to consider building a private cloud for your business. While some security risks might still exist when compared to a traditional on-premise solution, the biggest risk of a shared third-party accessing your businesses sensitive information is greatly reduced with private cloud. Contrary to popular belief, while at first glance it may seem like implementing a private cloud will be extremely expensive, it is more affordable than you think.

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5
March

3 Business Cases for Using Third-Party Maintenance

Support & Maintenance   •   March 5, 2019

Identifying options to maintain a peak level of IT operations while minimizing costs is a top priority for C-suite executives everywhere. Implementing programs to extend the life of hardware investments is a proven way to generate savings. That’s why many organizations have begun to move away from OEM contracts and have embraced the benefits of TPM maintenance. There are many business cases for TPM which prove out the most impactful benefits. We will explore a few.

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11
February

5 Ways to Upgrade Your ITAM Software

Lifecycle Planning   •   February 11, 2019

It’s not easy meeting the ever-changing requirements of the business to keep everything running without issues, while also staying within a tight budget and keeping a keen eye on uptime. Efficiently running a data center in 2019 is no small feat. One way to get ahead of any surprises in your data center is to use top of the line ITAM software to monitor all of your IT assets.

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11
October

Reliant's RTAM Platform now with Planning, Asset, and Contract Management

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   October 11, 2018

If you're an IT asset manager, a CIO, or an IT director, and you care about saving a ton of money and getting visibility into your IT assets and contracts, we have built a free platform you can use to make that happen. You can load unlimited assets into the platform, and it features a CSV bulk import feature where you can upload these assets. We've also created a product catalog with over 6,000 EOL and EOSL dates to help you proactively plan your IT infrastructure. You can sort the assets by field, and if you don't like the order the fields that listed, you can move them around as well.

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2
October

9 NetApp Terms You Need to Know

NetApp   •   October 2, 2018

When it comes to NetApp technology, there are a lot of different terms floating around that you may or may not understand. So, we want to provide a brief overview of some of the essential NetApp terms you need to know. We hope that this will help you feel more educated and empowered to talk about NetApp technology.

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6
September

Data Center Downtime is Expensive: 3 Ways Third-Party Support Can Help

Support & Maintenance   •   September 6, 2018

Running a business in today’s world means taking a more technological approach. As the "brains" of the operation, data centers allow you to do just that. Your data center plays a major role in day-to-day business operations for employees and clients alike. But relying heavily on your data center also has its downsides...unplanned downtime incidents can really cost you.



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17
August

9 EMC VNX Terms You Need to Know

NetApp   •   August 17, 2018

There are quite a few EMC VNX technology terms floating around out there that sometimes seem to be misused or confused. So we decided to put together a list of the 9 most common EMC VNX terms we hear, and define each of them. Our hope is that this will get everyone level-set on the terminology and help to educate and empower you to talk about VNX technology as you deliver expertise and service for your business.

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16
February

IT Asset Management Portal: 3 Features You Should be Using

Lifecycle Planning   •   February 16, 2018

IT Asset Management toolThere’s much more to IT asset management (ITAM) than simply tracking your assets in one place. If done correctly, IT managers stand to proactively plan, deploy, support, and retire every asset they own according to their specific goals and business objectives. This can seem like a tall order, especially if you don’t know where to begin. Here are a few features to take advantage of in our IT asset management platform to get you started on the road to full visibility of your IT environment.



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13
February

Asset Recovery: 3 Things to Consider

Asset Recovery & ITAD   •   February 13, 2018

Reliant Technology - Asset Recovery

Companies charge IT departments with finding more ways to cut costs and increase the efficiency of their department. While there are many ways to cut costs, one aspect that is frequently overlooked is IT Asset Management. And since procuring new technology is infinitely more exciting than figuring out what to do with the old ones, this potential revenue source is often a missed opportunity.

Asset recovery pumps revenue back into your IT budget and data center and allows you to have more flexibility in where to spend your IT budget, whether on new projects, upgrading your existing equipment, or simply giving your budget a bit more cushion. However, it’s paramount to have a well-managed IT asset disposition (ITAD) strategy to avoid potential risks, such as a data breach, while still reaping the benefits of more revenue. So, what do organizations need to consider to create a well-defined asset recovery plan?



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5
February

Upgrading Your EMC Array: What You Need to Know

EMC   •   February 5, 2018

upgrade EMC array In a time of dramatic data growth, needs for more capacity and performance remain the norm. This means IT decision makers must meet increasing data storage requirements with a shrinking budget. You might feel overwhelmed at the task of keeping your data center equipment up to demand, but you have options. The easiest and most cost-effective way to increase data capacity is to upgrade



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