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World-Class Alternative to Costly OEM Maintenance2020-11-17T14:42:41-05:00
Common Sense IT: Save on Maintenance to Extend the Scope of Your IT Budget
The OEM’s approach to maintenance doesn’t make sense to us. The OEMs treat your maintenance contracts more like insurance policies—the older your equipment and the more likely it is to fail, the more they charge to maintain and support your machines.
That seems reasonable until you break down the true cost of maintaining your hardware over time. What the OEM doesn’t tell you is that it actually costs less to maintain older equipment as spares become more abundant and engineering talent more prevalent. It’s simple economics: supply and demand. And to us, it’s just common sense to pass the subsequent savings on to you—40% to 70% on average.
Leading Manufacturing Company Success Story2021-08-11T13:10:22-05:00
In this e-book, we are breaking down the reasons that make EMC support significantly more expensive than third-party maintenance. We are also showcasing a customer success story and how CentricsIT was able to save a leading health-tech company an average of 40-40% on EMC maintenance and support costs.
The cost to renew OEM support on older equipment is substantially higher than the cost to support brand new hardware. What the OEM doesn’t want you to know is that it actually costs Cisco less to maintain your equipment the longer it has been on the market. A switch to a third party maintenance provider can save you up to 70% on your Cisco maintenance expenditures.
This datasheet will reveal the cost comparison between IBM, NetApp and EMC maintenance and support through the OEM versus a third-party maintenance provider. We will also explain the secrets behind OEM maintenance and how TPM providers are able to offer the same or better support at a fraction of the cost.
Cisco SMARTnet is no longer the smart choice. While Cisco urges you to “stay close” to them for support, they don’t have a monopoly on quality engineering talent. In fact, you can get the same level of service you’re used to without paying the Cisco premium. A switch to a third party maintenance provider can save you up to 70% on your Cisco maintenance expenditures.
If you’re considering making a switch to hybrid or public cloud, phasing out your on-premise legacy equipment, transferring your data, and maintaining your security protocols loom in front of you. When you choose the right partner, it’s also possible for a single vendor to address any hardware maintenance and support needs related to your cloud migration as well.
When it comes to the laws of supply and demand, for some reason, your original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) think that their maintenance programs should be an exception to these rules. So, how do you break the monopoly and stop them from raising their support prices? By actually bringing the laws of supply and demand back into the equation.
Global TPMs provide the same level of hardware and maintenance expertise as EMC does, and they do it by approaching the issue of sparing and maintenance from a global perspective. So how have we managed this against such an industry giant? Well, we’ve done so in a few simple — and effective — ways. Click to read more.