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EOL, EOSL, EOS, EOA – Why They Matter

Understanding how EOL, EOSL, EOS, and EOA affect our Data Center assets’ lifecycle will help us make the right decisions about how best to support them. Each acronym stands for a crucial statistic about our assets, and we’ll be unpacking what they mean for an IT budget.  PRODUCT LIFECYCLE All IT products go through a four-phase lifecycle:  Introduction Growth Maturity…

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The Real Cost of Reactive Upgrades

“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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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. Mistakes Savvy CIO's Don't Make 1. Wait until the last minute An experienced CIO knows that procrastination…

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IT Lifecycle Planning: 3 Tips You Need to Know

As the old saying goes, “those who fail to plan, plan to fail”. This quote is true for many things in life, including when it comes to managing your IT assets. There are few constants in the world of IT, but one thing that you can almost count on is the OEM declaring your IT hardware EOL while it still…

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