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Gartner’s Take on IT Cost Optimizations with Third Party Maintenance

Your CFO probably doesn’t have a thorough understanding of what occurs in the data center from day-to-day. That’s okay. It’s not your CFO’s job. But that means, when you need budgetary approval for upcoming IT projects, you might need to make a case for other cost optimization strategies before you can make your new budget pitch. To address this need, Gartner, in its guide “IT Cost Optimization Principles” shares best practices for how to optimize your IT spend and maximize business value without compromising production. Gartner’s answer? Third-party maintenance. Gartner’s IT Cost Optimization Principles In addition to conducting over a decade of IT cost optimization research, Gartner also analyzed the “results of multiple national and regional recessions [and] the Great Recession” to establish a practical methodology for IT leaders and [...]

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 and vendors alike to rethink their traditional ITAD processes and security protocols. In response to these challenges, Gartner created the 2018 Market Guide for ITAD as a benchmark for current ITAD strategies and protocols. Compare your ITAD methodologies to Gartner’s recommendations to ensure that you have the best processes and vendors in place for your specific environments. The Current ITAD Landscape The ITAD industry has seen a gradual shift in product and global compliance requirements. Because of the dramatic increase of IoT, mobile, and connected smart devices, there is exponentially more critical data to sanitize [...]

2018 Gartner ITAD Market Guide: CentricsIT Among Profiled Vendors

Leading IT research firm Gartner has released its official market guide for IT Asset Disposition companies (ITAD) and profiled CentricsIT as a representative vendor. Gartner releases report titled, “Market Guide for IT Asset Disposition,” authored by analysts Rob Schafer and Christopher Dixon. The report was published on July 26, 2018. You must be a Gartner subscriber to access the full document (Gartner ID: G00355990). CentricsIT has been helping its clients make smarter decisions about their IT delivery for more than a decade. We are well known in the industry for our innovative approach to IT lifecycle management, which prioritizes asset value alongside security and environmental sustainability. When it comes to IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), our goal has always been to help our clients recoup the value of their retired assets [...]

CentricsIT cited in 2017 Gartner Research on Third-Party Maintenance

Gartner releases reports titled, “Competitive Landscape: Partnering with Third-Party Maintenance Providers for Data Center and Network Maintenance Cost Optimization" and "Market Guide for Data Center and Network Third-Party Hardware Maintenance," both authored by Christine Tenneson CentricsIT has been helping its clients maximize their investments in the data center for more than a decade, and a significant part of our strategic approach is identifying opportunities to reduce maintenance spend. We’ve helped companies of all sizes, from every vertical realize maintenance savings from 40-80%. Maintenance and support costs are widely known to comprise around 70% of the average company’s IT budget, leaving very little room for upgrades and investments in future-ready technology. Maintenance costs can cripple innovation, which can have serious ramifications that no organization can afford. Network and data security is [...]

Gartner Says There are Ghosts and Zombies in Your Data Center!

Happy Halloween from CentricsIT! A 2016 Gartner study of the top ten technology trends causing substantial changes and challenges in data centers uncovers a chilling story: there are ghosts and zombies in your data centers. These trends will have a significant impact on organizations, and there is high potential for disruption in business that could require major IT investments or changes in long-term initiatives. Being late to adapt to these trends can be a risky move. The Disappearing Data Center and the Rise of Ghost Servers The top-ranked technology trend mentioned on the list is the “Disappearing Data Center.” With an increase in systems being moved off-premise and managed in the cloud, it is becoming significantly more complex for IT managers to optimally operate their data centers. Gartner revealed that [...]

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 most challenging aspects of an IT leader’s job. That’s why data center and procurement leaders turn to resources like Gartner. Gartner Research is a highly influential leader in technology business insights, and the analysts at Gartner frequently release detailed reports covering everything from top technologies to trends in managed services. One of Gartner’s most recent reports, titled “Used Hardware Resellers Offer Hardware and Support Cost Savings,” identifies opportunities for IT leaders to [...]