An Infographic by CentricsIT on Responsible IT Asset Disposition It’s an inevitable step in the IT lifecycle—whether you’re refreshing an entire environment, moving to the cloud, or otherwise consolidating your assets—you will need to dispose of retired hardware. This Earth Day, we invite you to take a moment and consider the environmental impact your organization could make by committing to responsible IT Asset Disposition practices. Did you know that properly disposing of a mere 10 servers reduces more than 800 pounds of CO2 emissions? Or that green disposition of a single laptop is the equivalent of preventing 270 aluminium cans worth of emissions? More than 40 million tons of e-waste is generated annually worldwide. By partnering with a certified electronics recycler and responsible IT asset disposition service provider such as CentricsIT, you [...]
When it comes to retiring data-bearing devices, security must be at the forefront. Allowing unused equipment to sit in storage poses a serious threat to your organization’s security and reputation. Take control of your company’s security and eradicate all your data-bearing devices through data erasure. However, an important question arises. What method of data erasure is the best process for your business: data wipe or physical data destruction? Follow our Data Erasure vs Data Destruction Infographic below to find out! Before an organization can answer that question, a fair market value assessment of the unused devices must be performed. A CentricsIT assessment reveals the true market value of your hardware. At its core, CentricsIT is an international IT hardware reseller. If anyone knows the true value of your IT [...]
Your systems are vital and require specialized solutions at every lifecycle stage. The four components of the CentricsIT system cooperate to maximize customer service and procedural efficiency while minimizing total cost of ownership in the data center. No matter where in the world your organization does business, CentricsIT will deliver enterprise IT solutions that deliver savings and results. Learn more about the benefits of choosing CentricsIT for your IT hardware and maintenance needs through our International Maintenance Infographic below. In-House Logistics International shipping Import duties Global customs VAT taxes Global Maintenance More than 400 secure parts deposits Network of over 100 global partners 97% SLA adherence worldwide Engineering resources worldwide International Experts English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Russian, all Chinese dialects, Japanese, Czech, German, Danish, Polish, Romanian, Arabic, and more! Service [...]
Don't let your hardware haunt your data center. Unused servers and equipment can be a nuisance, and you could be losing more money the longer it sits there. You may also think that these ghost servers are harmless, but if they fall into the wrong hands, data you didn't even realize was there could be compromised. Read the infographic below to learn more. CentricsIT can offer data destruction and removal of underutilized servers. This can potentially offer you some revenue sharing options depending on the quality of the hardware. Regardless of the scenario, CentricsIT can provide you options for getting rid of those lingering ghost servers. What are Ghost Servers? No longer of use to business End-of-Lease or End-of-Life Applications migrated elsewhere 15% of data center servers qualify as ghost [...]
At CentricsIT, we handle all of your data erasure and destruction needs. In a 2014 study that analyzes data breaches, we found that the cost of a data breach is on the rise. In fact, the study found that the average total cost of a data breach in 2013, which was 3.5 million dollars, has increased 15% in 2014. Check out the infographic below to compare numbers and information and determine how CentricsIT can help you with your data destruction needs! You need to protect your data. CentricsIT can help your organization avoid high data breach recovery costs by offering our data destruction and disk shredding solutions. CentricsIT complies with all major federal regulation and provides your organization with solutions of the highest standard.
Running The Bases of Third-Party Maintenance: How To Hit A Home Run Switching from OEM to Third-Party Support
If you're reading this, chances are you're considering Third-Party IT Maintenance. Good. You're considering the winning team. We, of course, could go on all day about the benefits of switching from OEM to Third-Party support: increased service levels, lower costs, less contracts to manage, better customer service, etc. But you're past that point—you're ready to make the switch, but you want to know what to expect. Well—in the spirit of baseball season—here's your guide to Running the Bases of Third Party Maintenance, complete with infographic! 1st Base: Consult and Audit At CentricsIT, we conduct individualized consultations with all potential clients. These consultations are designed to examine and diagnose the state of your data center, make recommendations across product lines, and recommend solutions tailored to your needs. As a part of this [...]
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. Fight Back 2. Oracle's answer to Sun Spectrum Support is horrifying We can still hear the screams of Sun customers forced into Oracle's Premiere Support. Less flexibility, hidden fees, and hauntingly high costs to support older machines. Read More 3. That IT employee you fired will come back to haunt you The cost of hiring a trickster in disguise can cost upwards of $375,000! Learn More 4. The ghost of your data remains after deletion Beware. Deleted [...]
As the students return to school for a new year, what better time than now to brush up on your third-party maintenance knowledge? Back To School Maintenance 101 Infographic Did You Know? 70% of the average IT budget is spent on maintenance Switching from OEM support contracts to third-party maintenance saves an average of 40%-70% on costs The Class Bully The OEM support model focuses on selling, not maintaining. They want to raise the cost of maintaining older equipment in order to bully you into upgrading to newer machines. If your IT equipment works just fine, it doesn't make sense to pay for an expensive upgrade. The primary goal of third-party maintenance providers is to extend the life and value of the IT assets that you've already [...]
In this infographic by CentricsIT, celebrate your Fourth of July by learning about instituting third party maintenance and declare your independence from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The reign of OEMs has gone on long enough. It is time for a revolution in the IT industry. Happy Fourth of July from CentricsIT! Declaration Of Maintenance Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all data centers are created equal, that they are endowed by their administrators with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Maintenance, Extended Life, and the pursuit of Unified Support Contracts. That to secure these rights, maintenance providers are instituted among data centers, deriving their just powers from upkeep of the data center, that whenever any OEM maintenance provider becomes destructive of these ends, [...]
The infographic below outlines some of the commonly reported reasons for a HIPAA violation in 2012. An IT breach, especially one regarding HIPAA violations, can have a serious impact on your business, and CentricsIT can help. From disk destruction and data erasure to responsible recycling and disposal, CentricsIT can help you ensure your data is protected even after your IT assets are retired. 2012 HIPAA Violations: Type of Breach and Number of Instances Theft | 39.1% Loss | 36.3% Unknown | 9.4% Hacking | 8.6% Unauthorized Access | 5.8% Improper disposal | 0.8% Contact CentricsIT today to see how we can help protect you against a costly data breach.