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Five Questions to Ask Your IT Field Services Provider

You’ve already determined to outsource a percentage of your IT tasks to alleviate pressure on your in-house teams. However, not all “full lifecycle” vendors can deliver fully—and globally—on their promises. For multinational companies, contracting with a different IT field services provider for each of your locations adds logistical complications and increasingly complex vendor obligations. Global companies need a [...]

The Benefits of Working with Licensed Customs Brokers in Supply Chain

International shipments already come with heavy logistical burdens to shoulder in-house. Even the smallest error or miscalculation on your end could cause your time-sensitive hardware shipment to be detained at the border—not to mention the penalties and added fines you could accrue as a result. This logistical burden isn’t one that many companies are equipped to take on. [...]

Global ITAD Solutions Provider Arrow Electronics Exits ITAD

With global ITAD solutions provider Arrow Electronics announcing its intention to leave the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) industry to focus on other divisions of its operations, Arrow Electronics ITAD clients are left to find new alternatives. This cost-cutting initiative to wind down Arrow’s ITAD operations by the end of 2019 in most of the countries the company currently [...]

Global IT Lifecycle Management that Scales with You

Fundamentally, your business relies on the optimization of your IT infrastructure. This means that you need engineering talent to maintain the hardware and provide full IT lifecycle management—and you need high-quality talent across all of your sites. Staffing fully functional IT teams at each of your data centers is unrealistically expensive, and so is flying them all over [...]

Identifying When It’s Time for a Wireless Survey

Wi-Fi has become a commodity that is rarely at the forefront of our minds, so organizations don't often think about when it might be time for a wireless survey until something goes wrong. Whether it’s because it isn’t available at all, or it’s too slow to keep up with our instantaneous demands, poorly optimized Wi-Fi is more than [...]

What to Expect During a Traditional Rack-and-Stack Project

It doesn’t make sense to have your L4 engineers stop work on a critical cloud migration and dedicate (over-qualified) time to rack-and-stack operations. You can’t afford to under-utilize your high-level full-time team for routine projects that could easily be handled by less expensive expertise. With an engineering talent gap affecting teams globally, 90% of organizations are turning to [...]

Improving Project Management: Finding the Right Project Management Tools

Managing an IT project of any scale is a hassle, especially if you don’t have adequate visibility and control from your project management tools. Depending on the size of your company and the number of locations you are responsible for, you likely have multiple projects occurring—at different times, in different regions—that are in various stages of completion. Not [...]

Why Some Companies are Looking for Alternatives to Cloud

There’s no denying that cloud computing has its benefits. But, unfortunately, cloud is only truly beneficial when your applications and environments are fully optimized for it. If your company is still struggling to offset the costs of the migration and can’t seem to reduce your sky-high cloud bills each month, then it’s time to start triaging. Here’s why [...]

Microsoft Pushes Users to Windows 10

This post on Windows 10 migration announcements was contributed by CentricsIT Global Services Executive Don Pettingill. Pettingill works from the CentricsIT office in Charlotte, NC (USA). Haven’t made the migration to Windows 10 yet? That could cost you. Microsoft recently announced a new annual fee for Windows 7 support effective as of January 2020—a fee that will increase in price every [...]

Deciding When to Outsource Engineering

It’s not enough to simply keep pace with innovation; you also need to establish and maintain a competitive advantage. Many organizations are facing the decision of when to outsource engineering, but others are still determined to keep all IT operations in-house. Unfortunately, your IT team is already spread thin, so you need to find a sustainable solution that [...]

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