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ServiceNow Asset Management to save a fortune on IT Asset Tracking

If you use ServiceNow or ServiceNow’s HAM (Hardware Asset Management) for asset management or IT asset tracking we can help you export…

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5 Tips to Control EMC Support Costs Before Your Renewal

Have you ever been caught off guard by a support renewal? Ever miss a critical system or storage array in your asset…

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IT Budgeting: 7 Tips When Your Budget Falls Apart

IT budgeting occurs when a company specifically allocates money to specific IT programs within the company. This budget should list funding for…

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IT Budget Checklist: Data Center Hardware & Support

Do you like creating an IT budget?  Or do you hate it? Have you ever left off a critical component, system or…

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Tactics to Control Your Maintenance Spend and Fund Other Initiatives

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….

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The Real Cost of Reactive Upgrades

No matter how much effort is put into planning, there is always something that threatens the ability to focus on delivery. People, technology, time, and money are threatened on every front, which has an impact on both strategy and results. Project delays and vendor product schedules collectively work against a plan. Nothing is entirely predictable, and everything must be accommodated….

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

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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4 Support SLA Mistakes That Could be Hurting Your IT Budget

Are your service level agreements hurting your IT support budget? Find out some of the most common SLA mistakes and how to avoid them….

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The CIO’s Guide to the Used IT Hardware Market: Part 2

Are you a CIO looking to stretch your IT budget, but don’t know where to start? Here’s your guide to IT savings with third party support and secondary hardware….

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Is Renting or Leasing Right for Your Data Center?

Learn why renting or leasing can help you meet capacity & performance requirements, transition your data center, and all of the above….

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The CIO’s Guide to the Used IT Hardware Market: Part 1

The secondary IT market is ripe with upgrades & systems, but can be overwhelming to navigate if you don’t know where to start. Follow this guide for CIOs….

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Purchasing Pre-Owned NetApp Hardware – Tips & Tricks

There are a number of benefits when it comes to pre-owned NetApp. Learn how to purchase used NetApp hardware with these tips and tricks….

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5 Ways to Save on NetApp Hardware Costs

Data demands have been skyrocketing, while IT budgets have not. Follow these 5 tips to save on NetApp hardware and support….

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5 Tips to Save on Your IT Support Budget

Looking to stretch your IT support budget? Follow these 5 tips to help you cut costs and save money on your IT support budget….

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How to Get the Most Money From Your Surplus IT Hardware

Looking to get rid of data center equipment you no longer need? Find out what will help you get the most value from your surplus IT hardware….

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Can You Afford to Forget About Data Center Hardware Support?

A data center is a complex operation by its very nature, so oftentimes the daily requirements of just keeping everything moving forward can mean that you begin to spend less and less time thinking about equally important topics like maintenance. Without it, you’re running the risk of downtime, poor performance, and more….

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3 Ways You May Be Overspending on Your Third-Party Maintenance Budget

Third-Party Maintenance can save you 30-70% on your IT budget if implemented correctly. Learn how to avoid common mistakes when it comes to overspending on your maintenance plan….

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4 Ways to Save Money with Third-Party Support

Third-party support for your IT infrastructure can help save you money in your IT budget. What are some of the ways third-party maintenance can help you save?…

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How Much Does Third-Party Support Cost?

There are multiple factors that go into determining the cost of third-party support for your IT hardware. Find out which aspects go into pricing third-party maintenance….

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How Much Does an EMC VNX Storage System Cost?

What factors go into determining how much an EMC VNX storage array costs? The answer isn’t always as simple as the OEM may make it seem….

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Continue Upgrading Your Storage Environment Without Busting the IT Budget

Learn how to upgrade your EMC and NetApp storage equipment without breaking the bank….

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The Business Impact of Storage

The world of IT has refocused its efforts in recent years to place an increased emphasis not only on the technology and the services being provided by data centers, but also on the business outcomes that they’re able to create. An issue that this is creating, however, has to do with how these important business outcomes relate to storage. Storage has long been considered to be the plumbing of the data center world in that it is an absolute necessary but is hardly the “flashiest” solution to any one particular problem….

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Determining the Potential ROI of Your Storage Project

Sometimes IT professionals and those on the business end of the organization do not speak the same language when it comes to evaluating a project. IT professionals tend to use technical metrics to measure value while the business side of an organization will likely use revenue, profitability, and satisfied customers to gauge value….

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Quick Tips for Purchasing Used NetApp Hardware

While the benefits of buying used NetApp storage, such as cost reduction and continuing to utilize a filer that is end-of-life, can be enticing, asking the right questions about the hardware you are considering purchasing can make or break your investment….

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5 Reasons to Consider Renting or Leasing EMC Storage

One of the services offered by Reliant Technology is the rental or leasing of storage hardware that your organization can customize to fit your storage environment for a variety of needs. All of the hardware available for rental follows our rigorous testing process, the Reliant Rock-Solid Certification Program, to ensure that the equipment you receive is of the highest quality, whether it is for one week or over a year….

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5 Ways to Slash Your EMC & NetApp Maintenance Costs in Half

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IT Advice: Tips to Help Build a Better IT Budget

Is your enterprise looking for additional cost savings to help you make the most of your storage budget? According to the recent Computerworld’s Forecast 2013, an overwhelming number of participants said that “containing costs” was the number one priority for their enterprise in 2013….

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As IT Budgets Increase, CIOs Cut Costs to Enable Storage Growth

As IT Budgets Increase, CIOs Cut Costs to Enable Storage Growth…

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