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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 contingent labor to get work done. If you haven’t worked with an outsourced field services provider before, here’s what to expect during an outsourced traditional rack-and-stack. What Information Should You Share Before the Rack-and-Stack Project Begins? Discovery Stage Whether you are consolidating data centers or deploying all-new hardware, the service provider will need a detailed equipment list to scale qualified engineers to the task at hand. This will enable field service providers [...]

The Benefits of Custom Imaging

For organizations with limited IT funds and resources, the costs involved with setting up new PCs for employees can begin to add up. Global enterprise software spending will be around $321 billion in 2016, a 4.2 percent increase from 2015, according to research and advisory firm Gartner. One way to help manage IT costs within your organization is to deploy a custom imaging solution to provision PC systems quickly across the enterprise. Recent estimates from Gartner suggest that the cost to deploy a new employee computer can cost several hundred dollars. With custom imaging, valuable time is not taken away from internal IT teams. Instead, the time-intensive process of imaging and configuring PCs is reduced thanks to automation. When system updates or new programs need to be applied across the [...]