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TPM vs. EMC Support : 7 Things You Need to Know

As companies look to maximize how far their budget will go, most are looking to first extend the life of their hardware. Rather than purchase new equipment or expensive upgrades when your warranty ends, there is another option to support your current hardware: third party maintenance (TPM). There are many reasons to use third-party maintenance (TPM) rather than purchase a…

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5 Common IT Support Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Choosing who supports your storage, server, and networking equipment as well as how it's supported are some of the most important decisions you can make for your IT infrastructure. Far too often, we see a common trend of end users making decisions on the "who" and "how" that costs them time, money, and quality of service. Don't make the same…

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Third-Party Support vs. OEM Maintenance: What You Need to Know

Every year, organizations charge IT professionals with increasing efficiency while cutting costs. And with the average IT budget only growing $2,000 in 2016, every penny counts. To cut costs, you must determine where the bulk of your funds are going. With the ability to consume up to two-thirds of your budget, support is a great place to start. Many companies…

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The Secret Your EMC Support Provider Isn’t Telling You

What is the lifespan of your EMC hardware? Depending on who your support provider is, the answer may vary. You may be under the impression that the lifespan of your EMC equipment is three to five years. And, you may have been following the OEM recommended upgrade patterns for years. But, as IT budgets get tighter, you may question your…

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5 Things Your Support Provider Must Have

When it comes to support for your storage, server, or networking hardware, there can be a lot of potential vendor options for you out there. So, how do you know which is the right fit for you? How do you determine what is a “nice-to-have” versus a “must-have?” Well, we are providing you with a list of what we think…

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

One of the reasons that companies consider third-party maintenance for their data center hardware is that it can be more cost-effective than support from the OEM. While third-party maintenance can reduce the portion of your budget allocated for recurring maintenance charges, it is also important to remember to check that the ongoing support still fits your organization’s needs. In order…

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Non-Cost Benefits of Third-Party Support for Your EMC SAN

While you may have heard that working with an alternative EMC SAN support provider can help save you money on hardware maintenance costs and that those savings could be used to help free up the budget for innovative projects, you may not know some of the benefits that go beyond cost reduction. Non-Cost Benefits of an Alternative EMC SAN Maintenance…

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