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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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