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Managing your IT assets from deployment to decommission can increase data center efficiency and IT budget savings. Plan for end of life, review buying cycles, and find tips for proper asset management.

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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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January

GDPR Compliance: 3 Ways ITAM Can Help

Industry News & Trends   •   January 24, 2018

GDPR asset managementYou may know about GDPR compliance and how it could affect your organization. You may even have GDPR preparations underway, but have you stopped to consider how GDPR compliance could impact your current lifecycle planning and asset management practices? We’ve discussed the importance of properly tracking and managing your IT assets, but now under the...

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January

GDPR Compliance: 5 Ways to Prepare

Lifecycle Planning   •   January 10, 2018

reliant reading list tabletThe EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR will go into effect May 25, 2018. If you’re like many other businesses you may be wondering how it will affect the way you store, manage, and backup your client data. You’re not alone, according to Spiceworks 2018 State of IT report, of individuals surveyed, 57% either have not allocated budget for GDPR compliance or are unclear...

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November

Blog Series: GDPR Compliance & Your Data Center

Industry News & Trends   •   November 30, 2017

GDPR compliance

One of the major tasks when it comes to managing and protecting data is complying with all regulations that affect your organization. The EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR is a recent set of compliance standards that IT managers must meet, but there’s some confusion around who actually has to comply and its impact on current data storage practices. According to Spiceworks...

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November

3 IT Asset Management Myths Debunked

Lifecycle Planning   •   November 1, 2017

IT Asset Management toolYour IT infrastructure is always moving and changing. Everyday there’s a new piece of hardware to acquire, one to decommission and another asset somewhere in between. IT managers must figure out how to optimize, grow, and protect their assets, and unfortunately, too much of this happens on an ad-hoc basis. This is due to a number of reasons, but many of them sprout from certain myths...

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September

IT Asset Management: Why You Should Care Part 2

Lifecycle Planning   •   September 20, 2017

IT asset management benefitsIT asset management (ITAM) is usually an afterthought, falling between the cracks of purchasing, managing, and decommissioning hardware. But what if ITAM could help you do all of these things? If you missed part 1 of this blog check out 4 other reasons to care about IT asset management.



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September

IT Asset Management: Why You Should Care

Lifecycle Planning   •   September 13, 2017

2017 data storage trendsDepending on the industry and size of the company, IT departments must manage and keep track of multiple IT assets, such as servers, networking gear, storage hardware, software packages, and more. But that doesn’t mean every IT shop has an IT Asset

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August

VNX Product Lifecycle Planning Tips

EMC   •   August 17, 2017

EMC VNX end of life planning tipsHave you tried to decipher EMC VNX support for Gen 1 systems? The process is made nearly impossible thanks to the vague end of life terminology. Trying to determine when your support is ending is made even more complicated by variables beyond your control. From the essential EMC VNX support to any extended support options, your product support life cycle varies greatly. You also want to have a backup plan for support after your support ends.



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August

IT Lifecycle Planning: 3 Tips You Need to Know

Lifecycle Planning   •   August 1, 2017

reliant reading list tabletAs the old saying goes, “those who fail to plan, plan to fail”. This quote is true for many things in life, including when it comes to managing your IT assets. There are few constants in the world of IT, but one thing that you can almost count on is the OEM declaring your IT hardware EOL while it still works for you. And with IT budget growth slowing down...



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February

Are You Missing out on This Free IT Savings Report?

Lifecycle Planning   •   February 16, 2017

infrastructure savings reportProperly optimizing your IT infrastructure can be an around the clock endeavor, and depending on your data center needs, it can also be expensive. Think back to the last time you did a hardware refresh and how much it cost, or how much you’re paying to support all your server, storage, and networking equipment. However, there is hope, the secondary hardware and independent support market are full of upgrades and superior maintenance providers. But with so many...



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