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October

Supporting legacy systems is not always considered to be a particularly important component of IT operations. That is because older systems are ignored and new infrastructure is used to support your applications and services. Even so, your legacy systems can be a great way to maximize your budget as they can meet the vital requirements of your data center. If you want to maximize the return on your hardware investment, find a data center hardware support plan that will not only prioritize your maintenance strategies but also focus on your legacy systems.



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October

New Gartner Report Explains Benefits of Third-Party Maintenance

IT Budget Savings   •   October 9, 2019

The IT service management company Gartner recently released a report detailing how third-party maintenance providers are best equipped to provide solutions that result in cost savings with optimum results. The report names a few key points that show third-party maintenance is a great way to save on your budget and free up resources to fund other initiatives or the business. Here are the main points as outlined by Gartner:



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September

7 Hacks that Help IT Pros Save Time

IT Budget Savings   •   September 27, 2019

by Reid Smith-Vaniz, CEO, Reliant Technology

No one has any time, here’s how you can get back 100+ hours.

Hack #1: Kill the refresh project

The refresh project is a huge time-suck. Think about all the time it takes to plan, buy, install, migrate, decommission, sell the equipment associated with a refresh. From vendor meetings to negotiating, it can take 100’s of hours to complete one refresh.



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16
September

1. How Do You Define Data Center Hardware Maintenance?

One of the biggest problems with defining maintenance is that many vendors have different definitions. It can become confusing when you’re presented with a myriad of offerings all purporting to offer data center hardware maintenance services. The truth is, in many cases, these solutions are offering you just a portion of the functionality required to give companies a true data center hardware maintenance customer experience.

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May

The Real Cost of Reactive Upgrades

IT Budget Savings   •   May 7, 2019

“Reduce cost, increase functionality and improve business operations” is the battle cry of many businesses. IT is continuously battling a world of infrastructure components and applications while also dealing with a myriad of old and new technologies. Adding complication, everyone's an expert and has not only an opinion, but “the” solution. Obsolete hardware just adds another hazard to the mix.

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15
April

7 Mistakes Savvy CIO's Don't Make When Negotiating with the OEM

IT Budget Savings   •   April 15, 2019

By paying attention to the details, and managing the process, you have the opportunity to recognize significant rewards. Just as any project, this one takes time, focus and attention. A savvy IT Leader will not allow these mistakes to jeopardize the maintenance negotiations.

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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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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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