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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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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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July

Maintenance is the foundation of risk mitigation in the technical business world. It would be very risky to implement any technology without an effective method to handle equipment failure. Any failure can impact the operational stability of a system. Most businesses expect systems to be operational with minimal downtime.

Business projects, technical projects and maintenance projects compete with the basic housekeeping and administration costs for every dollar in your budget. Warranty and technical support for your data center are those rare frustrating things that eat up budget but are not often used.



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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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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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November

3 Business Cases for Third Party Support

IT Budget Savings   •   November 28, 2017

third party support - use casesInnovation doesn't necessarily come cheap, but that doesn't mean that identifying options to maintain a peak level of IT operations while minimizing costs isn't a top priority for C-suite executives everywhere. Simply finding new ways to extend the life of critical capital...

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May

4 Benefits of Leasing Data Center Hardware

IT Budget Savings   •   May 30, 2017

Data Center Leasing HardwareWhile it's true that IT is and will always be the spine of any modern day operation, the days of owning all of the IT products and services within a company are long gone. Technology continues to advance at a break-neck pace - spending huge amounts of money today on a deployment that will be woefully inadequate six months is something you simply cannot afford to do in such a competitive marketplace.



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April

Is Renting or Leasing Right for Your Data Center?

IT Budget Savings   •   April 12, 2017

IT hardware rental - savingsWhen it comes to data center hardware, the question of whether to rent or to lease is one that doesn't really have a "one size fits all" answer. It is a question that will ultimately come down to the organizational level and how your EMC storage environment and other data center hardware aligns with your long-term goals. Having said that, there are a wide range of different benefits that leasing brings to the table that are too important to ignore.



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