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Making Your IT Department Recession-Resistant

As financial experts continue to debate whether or not the US is headed for a recession, the technology industry is already feeling the effects. Big tech companies like Apple and Google have implemented hiring pauses or slowdowns while others like Microsoft and Tesla have laid some workers off already. A recession means an additional strain on an already [...]

Common Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) Myths

Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) providers offer a wide range of services, often with customizable options, for a fraction of OEM support costs. Despite the benefits of switching to a TPM provider, some businesses still have reservations. This post will address some common TPM myths to help businesses make more informed decisions about their IT assets. TPM Myth 1: Maintaining your [...]

Knowing Your Options for Cisco Nexus 7000 End of Life

It seems like just yesterday that your Cisco Nexus 7000 was a brand-new product, but EOL for the Nexus 7000 was announced back in August of 2013, and EOSL was called the following year. More recently, it was announced that the last day to renew your support contracts was mid-November of this year, and the last day that [...]

Five Questions to Ask Your Third-Party Maintenance Provider

Change can be unnerving, especially when it involves the maintenance and support of your enterprise hardware. You trust the OEM to take care of your equipment, but the support costs are beginning to take a toll now that EOL has been called on your equipment. You need to find an alternative. One that doesn’t charge a premium. But [...]

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 and pay the OEM premium, you owe it to yourself to compare OEM support vs. TPM to determine which service delivery model meets [...]

Global Third-Party Maintenance – Hardware Isn’t Dead

Hardware’s not dead. But you need a vendor with global support to monitor it. It's time to think global third-party maintenance. Cloud is far from the cure-all that its IT buzzword has been inflated to. The reality is that most organizations are still running on a hybrid IT model—you will be hard-pressed to find either a 100% cloud or [...]

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 [...]

FixIT: Changing Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Settings

Having issues changing Data Execution Prevention (DEP) settings? DEP is a security feature on your computer that can help prevent damage caused by security threats and viruses. DEP helps protect by monitoring all of the programs to ensure that memory is safely used which is why it is crucial to ensure you are following the right steps to [...]

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