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Four Ways to Make Your Data Center More Energy Efficient

Although data center energy efficiency has significantly advanced over the past decade, the most progress has being recorded around facility and equipment efficiencies, and not much around server operation efficiency. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), “data centers are the fastest-growing users of electricity in developed countries, and one of the key drivers in the construction [...]

Lenovo, IBM Deal Sparks U.S. Navy Cyber Fears Over China

Back in October of 2014, China-based computer technology firm Lenovo competed the initial closing of its acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business for $2.1 billion. As part of the Lenovo, IBM deal, Lenovo acquired System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and [...]

Strategic Hardware and IT Support Recommendations from Gartner

Latest Gartner research identifies opportunities for IT leaders to reduce TCO The two goals at the top of every IT purchasing decision maker’s list are: 1) reduce costs and 2) extend the functional life of IT assets. Easy, right? We’re kidding. Achieving bottom-line oriented goals while keeping up with the technical demands of a modern data center is among the [...]

Accenture Indicates Third Party Maintenance is a Top Trend in IT

When Accenture talks, we listen. Well known as one of the largest business consulting firms in the world, Accenture stands among the most prominent influencers when it comes to business purchasing insights and trends. That’s why we at CentricsIT were happy to see that Accenture indicates Third Party Maintenance for IT is a “no-brainer” in a recent spend trends report. [...]

Infographic: A 2014 Study of Company Data Breaches

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 [...]

IBM x86 Lenovo Deal – Is the Uncertainty Causing You to Jump Ship?

We've all heard the phrase, "one man's loss is another man's gain." It seems to be ringing true when it comes to the big news surrounding the IBM x86 sale to Lenovo. HP and Dell are pouncing on all of the stragglers the uncertainty is creating for IBM partners and customers. That's the way business works; when someone [...]

FAQ: IBM Sells x86 Server Business to Lenovo

IBM sells its x86 server line to Lenovo - how does this affect you? As of January 23rd 2014, Lenovo has been in the process of buying the x86 server lines manufactured by IBM. The deal has been an endeavor of negotiating terms and services, and this will continue throughout the following months with plans to finalize and close by [...]

Keep It Green On Earth Day: Recycling Devices With CentricsIT

The technology boom of the late 20th century created a worldwide transition for consumers. Computers, cell phones, video games — all of these started as groundbreaking ideas that quickly turned into necessities. But the evolution of tech has left an abundance of outdated equipment in its wake. New innovations quickly become obscure and replaced. Technological advancements are remarkable [...]

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