PivIT Global Blog

Three Must-Have Services When Configuring Your Network Gear

An Aruba AP, Cisco Switch, and Palo Alto Firewall walk into a bar. The Dell Storage and Security look over an can’t believe what they see. This is what randomly popped into my head when I stepped into our Global Operations Center in Portland, Oregon recently, and saw our client’s Mila …

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Adding Field Services to Your IT Projects to Fill Gaps

Let’s think back to the end of 2019, when you were planning for 2020. You couldn’t have planned for what the year has resulted in, let alone adjust. There have been projects put on the back burner, new problems to be tended to, and your environment has completely changed. The company’ …

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Network Outages: Do They Cost More Than You Think?

IT systems are a lifeline for modern businesses, and when they go down, consequences can be massive, often causing a harmful domino effect that touches nearly every facet of your business operations. When it happens to your company, you quickly discover the damage an IT outage can ren …

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A Guide to Creating a Valuable IT Maintenance Strategy in 2020

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At the heart of it, IT lifecycle management and asset maintenance can get very complex - but when you're considering changes to your approach I think it's very simple... Can you quantify the value of your current strategy, or not? " - Erin Ohlgren, VP North American Sales If you're re …

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Is Your IT Budget a Case of 'Money's Too Tight to Mention?'

You’d love to have the money to buy new hardware, but in today's quarantined world people have seen budgets tightening up—again! Meanwhile, you still have to somehow deliver the up-time and infrastructure performance your company expects and needs. How are you going do that when you w …

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Extending the Useful Life of Your Existing Network Infrastructure

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The strategy of “throwing money at” network maintenance by over-spending on new hardware is one of the primary reasons companies waste up to 50% of their preventative maintenance budgets. Even though new hardware can sometimes last longer, the newness of a piece of hardware only helps …

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PivIT Lives Out Its Mission Through Social Workers Awareness Month

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Just like healthcare workers, social workers are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis across America.  While healthcare workers are caring for the sick and medically fragile, social workers are caring for the vulnerable children around our country, especially in times of crisis.

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Has the COVID-19 Coronavirus Affected Businesses? You Bet.

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I write this blog post from my desk at home, the place I, interestingly enough, plan to work from for the foreseeable future. This virus is truly affecting the way we live, work and play - a change no one asked for or wanted. Just today, we saw major sporting leagues cancel games, pla …

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Third Party Maintenance vs. OEM Maintenance

In many ways, a data center maintenance program is a lot like comprehensive health insurance. Most of the time, you don't need it, but when an emergency happens, every single minute counts. However, it doesn't matter how good your health insurance is if you don't have the best doctors …

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The Dirty Secrets of Some Third-Party Maintenance Providers

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When things go wrong in a data center, the costs can be astronomical: on average, $5,600 per minute, according to Gartner. When IT stops, business stops. Every cent you’re paying employees is wasted, payments can’t come through, and the scramble to return to business as usual only com …

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