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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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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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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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What Services do Third Party Maintainers Provide?

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Third Party Maintainers (TPMs) provide a breadth of services that help companies work smarter and more efficiently.  They look for ways to help companies leverage and optimize what’s working well in their existing IT infrastructure to free up dollars and hours for innovation and digit …

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OEM vs TPM: Which is Right for Your Business?

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As companies look to maximize their return on important capital investments, many are looking to extend the life of their hardware. Instead of opting for unnecessary upgrades or expensive post-warranty OEM contracts, they’re considering service contracts with a third-party maintainer …

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