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Consolidating IT Services Vendors to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs

How Effectively Consolidating IT Services Vendors Impact the Business When most IT leaders talk about vendor sprawl, they are typically referring to their applications—particularly in their cybersecurity programs. But an often-overlooked business challenge is the impact of vendor sprawl on the IT services needs of an organization. Whether it’s maintenance, asset disposition, field services, or IT projects—especially for [...]

Facing Upcoming 2020 Cisco EOSL Deadlines

Many organizations have had to tighten their budgets to make it through the current recession and unexpected shutdowns. The OEMs like Cisco, however, haven’t changed their forced refresh cycle in light of companies’ inability to spend freely on their already expensive data centers. Whether you’re ready to invest again in new equipment for your infrastructure or not, 2020 [...]

JUNIPER Announcing End-of-Support (EOS) For SRX240H2 and SRX650

Juniper announced the end of Next Day Support for SRX240H2 and SRX650 on May 1, 2020−soon to be followed by End-of-Support (EOS) for SRX240H2 and SRX650 in the fall of 2020. With OEM supply lines dried up during the current crisis, companies are unable to refresh their critical Juniper equipment before support is lost. However, while OEM lead [...]

New Year, New IT Budget—Spend Wisely

A new year means a new IT budget. You could spend time that you don’t have re-structuring your operations, tweaking your networks, cost-cutting infrastructure, and generally cutting corners—all for small percentage savings with no real guarantee. There’s lower-hanging fruit for cost-optimization. Rather than expend exorbitant time and effort, you could take more logical and efficient measures that don’t [...]

New Year’s Resolution: Consolidate Vendors

This New Year’s, make a resolution to reduce overhead, simplify logistics, and optimize your workflow: Consolidate vendors. Relying on a multitude of vendors is counterintuitive to efficiency in processes, communication, OPEX, and site-to-site standardization. Not only might you have separate vendors for various aspects of your operations, you might even have five, ten, or more vendors to support your [...]

FixIT: Dell System Fails to Power on After Power Supply Replacement

When any maintenance issues arise in your data center, the CentricsIT FixIT experts are here to help. With this rare and unexpected Dell server issue, CentricsIT walks you through how to fix your Dell system when you've replaced a failed power supply with a known new/good one of the same part number, but your Dell system fails to [...]

CentricsIT Profiled in Gartner Market Guide for Third-Party Maintenance

ATLANTA, September 9, 2019—Leading IT research firm Gartner has released its official market guide for Data Center and Network Third-Party Hardware Maintenance featuring CentricsIT as a representative vendor. Gartner releases report titled, “Market Guide for Data Center and Network Third-Party Hardware Maintenance,” compiled by Rob Schafer, Christine Tenneson, Mike Toussaint, and Daniel Bowers. This report was published on [...]

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