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#CommonSenseIT: SmartHands Engineering for PTO Backfill

What to Do When You’re Short-Staffed and Your Employees Need a Vacation Gartner has established the ideal end-user-to-IT-employee golden ratio as 70:1; however, the current corporate average is actually closer to 200:1. Meaning that, if you wanted to go by Gartner’s recommendation and fully cover your company’s day-to-day help desk demands, you would need to hire an average [...]

Common Sense IT: Why CentricsIT is Smarter than SMARTnet

This post was contributed by CentricsIT Account Executive Michael Sulka. Michael is a data center solutions expert who specializes in third-party maintenance and cost optimization throughout the IT lifecycle. He works from the CentricsIT office in Charlotte, NC (USA). What is Cisco SMARTnet Support? When purchasing equipment from Cisco, companies also must also procure SMARTnet support. These contracts are typically [...]

Common Sense IT: Rental Hardware for Short-Term Needs

This post was contributed by CentricsIT Account Executive Davis Fisher. Davis is a data center solutions expert who specializes in cost reduction and IT lifecycle optimization. He works from the CentricsIT office in Charlotte, NC (USA). Do I buy or go for IT rental hardware?  It’s an age-old question, and the decision hinges on several considerations ranging from financial [...]

Five Spooky IT Facts

This Halloween, learn what might be haunting you and your data center. Read our Five Spooky IT Facts Infographic below. 1. Your data center sucks energy like a vampire sucks blood It's close to midnight, and something evil is lurking in your data center, accounting for 25% or more of your total energy costs. 2. Oracle's answer to Sun [...]

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