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Comparing OEM Support vs Third-Party Maintenance: Five Questions to Ask

Despite the cost savings and extended support windows offered by third-party maintenance (TPM) vendors, you might prefer your original equipment manufacturer’s processes and support protocols. But why, exactly, is that? Before you grit your teeth [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: Third Party Maintenance|Tags: , |Comments Off on Comparing OEM Support vs Third-Party Maintenance: Five Questions to Ask

Data Destruction vs Data Erasure: To Shred or Not to Shred

Security doesn’t end when your hardware does. As you prepare to decommission equipment, you need to plan for your data security. Do you destroy the latent data or erase it? You must continue security best [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: ITAD|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Data Destruction vs Data Erasure: To Shred or Not to Shred

The Data Security Benefits of On-Site Data Destruction

There is no “out of sight; out of mind” when it comes to latent data. In the age of breaches, companies can’t take risks when it comes to data security and data destruction. Dispose of [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: ITAD, Professional Services|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Data Security Benefits of On-Site Data Destruction

FixIT: Addressing Attention Lights on HP Integrity Servers

The CentricsIT engineering experts are here to help with your data center in our monthly FixIT column. This month, learn how to access and clear system error logs  to address attention lights on HP Integrity [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: FixIT|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on FixIT: Addressing Attention Lights on HP Integrity Servers

ISO Certifications: Standing Out in Safety and Efficiency

Certifications delivered by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are a system of world-wide quality management standards focused on global, industrial, and commercial best practices for each industry. These quality certifications serve as a way [...]

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: How We See IT, ITAD|Tags: , |Comments Off on ISO Certifications: Standing Out in Safety and Efficiency

The Human Cloud: Scalable IT Teams

The IT industry operates with ever-tightening budgets, swiftly diminishing workforces, and a constant pressure to innovate. In order to keep up with the pace of digital transformation, you must keep your IT teams trim, yet [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: Professional Services|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Human Cloud: Scalable IT Teams

What Does a Better 24x7x4 SLA Mean for Your Business?

Wear and tear on your hardware is inevitable. That’s why your IT support’s 24x7x4 SLA is so important to maintain efficient operations. How quickly you deal with the consequent breakdowns that occur can be the [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Third Party Maintenance, Hardware Procurement|Tags: |Comments Off on What Does a Better 24x7x4 SLA Mean for Your Business?

Review of the 2018 Gartner Market Guide for ITAD

When it comes to IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), Gartner finds that IT leaders struggle most with data security and proper environmental recycling. The rapid growth of IoT and connected smart devices especially has forced users [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: ITAD|Tags: , |Comments Off on Review of the 2018 Gartner Market Guide for ITAD

FixIT: v3700 v2 Direct Attach Compatibility Issue with IBM Power7

Here at CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. When any IT maintenance issue arises in your data center, we are here to help. If there is an error code you can't fix, let us assist [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: FixIT|Tags: , , |Comments Off on FixIT: v3700 v2 Direct Attach Compatibility Issue with IBM Power7

How U.S. China Tariffs Are Impacting IT Purchasing

This U.S. China Tariffs IT post was contributed by CentricsIT Logistics Manager, Emily Santa Maria. Emily is a Licensed Customs Broker.  OEM hardware prices are still on the rise due to the new U.S. China [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: Hardware Procurement|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How U.S. China Tariffs Are Impacting IT Purchasing