Reasons to Move Hitachi VSP G1000 and G1500 to Third-Party Storage Maintenance

Eventually, any piece of IT hardware will reach a point when the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) will abandon those models in favor of selling their “new and improved” versions. While this obsolescence is a regular occurrence in the IT industry, some clients may still be using these models productively while the manufacturer eliminates maintenance and support.

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Third-Party Maintenance Provider Overcomes Anti-Competitive Behavior

While a third-party IT maintenance company strives to keep their clients’ hardware and other IT components productive for as long as possible, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) has a different mission.

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Third-Party Maintenance Providers: What They Are and Why You Need One

Suppose your company is reaching a point when the warranties on some of your IT equipment are expiring. Your original equipment manufacturer (OEM) representative may even have begun pressuring you to purchase a newer version even though the equipment seems to be operating perfectly.

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thomastech Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Oak Lane Partners

Oak Lane Partners, a private investment firm, has made a strategic investment in thomastech. a leading data center lifecycle solutions company.

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How Does Third-Party Maintenance Improve an IT Shop’s Bargaining Position?

Competition can be good or bad; even though it can be your biggest obstacle while growing and maintaining market share, a competitor can also be a tremendous advantage when more than one capable provider competes for your business and customers.

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The Definitive Guide to Third Party Maintenance

Most knowledgeable IT specialists are aware of the growing importance of professional Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) companies. However, they may not be mindful of many value-creating services provided by these enterprises.

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When should you consider Third Party Maintenance?

Professional third-party IT maintenance services save you money, keep your systems secure and operating correctly, provide customized support, extend the life of your IT assets, and so much more. Although the many whys of developing a dedicated external IT support system are clear, deciding when is the best time may not be as obvious.

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OEM Support VS Third Party Maintenance Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic: Which is Better?

As if life and business were not challenged enough during the global Coronavirus pandemic, the effort, time, and cost to maintain your IT equipment while protecting your staff have not decreased. Perhaps in light of dwindling revenues and limited savings, one challenge is that you still rely entirely on a whole slew of different Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) representatives to provide support.

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Top Strategies For Third-Party Hardware Maintenance

As an enterprise grows, managers accumulate an ever-growing pile of IT and communications equipment warranties and service contracts to manage. These service agreements are part of the original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) responsibility to keep their products working correctly, at least until those commitments lapse.

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Technology Refreshes vs Hardware Upgrades – Which option is right for you?

As companies and businesses evolve, information technology and communication options and requirements grow. Eventually, IT administrators are responsible for overseeing a broad inventory of computers and their peripherals, smartphones, and other equipment, each with different warranty expirations and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) maintenance contracts.

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Challenges of Supporting a Remote Workforce Underscore Value of Maintenance Partners

The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting social distancing requirements that began in early 2020 forced many companies to require many of their associates to work remotely and in many instances, from their homes.

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The Advantages of Third-Party Maintenance

As a growing enterprise, you are dependent on accurate and timely information to manage clients, inventories, communications, and employee matters. Your IT system must always run smoothly and securely, without interruption, while staying current with all business-enhancing innovations.

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5 Ways to Reduce or Keep IT Infrastructure Costs Under Control

Information technology (IT) has become a vital component of every business, organization, government, and most notably, our daily lives. IT specialists funnel massive amounts of data into multiple computer systems to provide actionable output and presumably everlasting availability of historical transactions, information, statistics, calculations, charts, projections, and countless other resources to support ongoing activity.

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Why IT Asset Managers Reject Tools

Embracing rapid change is difficult for many of us. With Information Technology, when it feels like we’ve become accustomed to new methods of compiling, organizing, and analyzing data for accurate and timely decision-making, something new and better comes along.

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Your Post-Covid 19 IT Asset Disposition Strategy

As more company team members move away from their centralized office environment to work remotely, IT departments face the emergent task of maintaining a secure network of remote IT assets. In many instances, scattered teams may even become the norm, to some degree, in the future.

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Top ITAD And Data Security Tips For Working Remotely During Covid-19

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, companies, governmental agencies, and other organizations have adopted work-at-home protocols for many of their employees. Ideally, these groups will adapt to such changes without any significant lapses in service level or employee performance.

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Democratizing ITAD: Optimize Your Enterprise Resources

Over time, every enterprise reaches a point when some or all of their IT assets become obsolete; either their existing hardware or products no longer functions properly, or it must be replaced with newer equipment for improved…

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Part 3 – Applying Third-Party Oracle and SAP Support to Reduce Costs in Unprecedented Times: Engage Your Stakeholders

This article is the third part of a series that explores the importance of applying third-party oracle and SAP support.  During this unprecedented time of the global Coronavirus pandemic and its resulting impact on the economy, companies…

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Part 2 – Applying Third-Party Oracle and SAP Support to Reduce Costs in Unprecedented Times: Time Is of the Essence

This article is the second part of a series that explores the importance of applying third-party oracle and SAP support.  During these uncertain times as the impact of Covid-19 batters most of the world’s economy, many companies…

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Part 1 – Applying Third-Party Oracle and SAP Support to Reduce Costs in Unprecedented Times: Cash is King

This article is the first part of a series that explores the importance of applying third-party oracle and SAP support.  During these uncertain times of pandemic and business disruption affecting most industries, companies are searching for better…

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Five Basics for Disaster Preparation and Business Continuity in the Data Center

These days, it seems that unexpected business interruptions are coming all too frequently. In this context, business continuity and disaster planning must be the foundation for any successful business. Disaster, in its many forms, can strike suddenly.…

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What is Third-Party Maintenance in the Data Center?

Quality third-party maintenance (TPM) providers are outsourced hardware and systems support companies that will professionally manage a client’s server, data storage, and network equipment. In most instances, a TPM takes the role of a replacement for the…

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A Guide to IT Asset Disposition | Changing ITAD Vendors

As companies and the number of their customers grow; information needs expand; hardware becomes obsolete or less productive; and the renewal cycle for new electronics and computer equipment becomes shorter. As new IT equipment comes onboard, management…

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A Guide To IT Asset Disposition | What Is ITAD?

All successful businesses and organizations, large or small, depend on IT to manage their enterprise and services. Computer-managed sales information, invoicing, accounting, internal operations, human resources and personnel support, data collection, real-time decision-supporting analysis, and more define…

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Why is third-party maintenance better for business

Why is third-party maintenance better for business? Survival in a competitive business environment demands that you utilize all available resources as efficiently as possible. Wasting or misapplying assets can result in a setback from which recovery may…

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How to pick a third-party maintenance provider

At some point, any computer system will fail, often because of ineffective maintenance or malfunction. So, to minimize the impact of downtime, administrators must implement comprehensive support that ensures solutions are promptly available, proactive, and effective in…

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Why third-party maintenance and not OEM?

Maintaining your systems to prevent interruption or malfunction is an essential part of your IT budget. In fact, sources estimate that between 55% and 70% of most organization IT budgets are explicitly directed toward maintenance and upkeep.…

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How much does third-party maintenance cost?

An assessment of the comparative long-term costs of working with an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) instead of a proven and reliable third-party maintenance provider begins with an understanding of the financial motivation of each company or business.…

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Giving Back: Jarvis Landry Sports Challenge

    For more than 200,000 Americans, the struggle with Cystic Fibrosis is a daily battle. CF, an inherited genetic disorder, causes fluids produced within internal organs to be thick and viscous, interfering with vital functions such…

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Saturday Spotlight: Mason Woodrum

Mason Woodrum is a versatile intern who helps with many necessary things needed to keep thomastech moving forward. Just to give an idea of how versatile he is, he assists with anything ranging from marketing to finance.…

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Back to Basics: Overview of Fibre Channel Protocol

Fibre Channel is one of the most popular protocols for SAN. In the simplest terms, Fibre Channel is a high-speed data transfer protocol. At all layers of the OSI stack, fibre channel is different than Ethernet and…

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Friday Feature: HPE 3PAR 8200

Friday Feature: HPE StoreServ 8200 Do you work with IT enterprise hardware, specifically HPE? Great! In today’s Friday Feature, we will be exploring the HPE StoreServe 8200. This device is a great option for smaller storage requirements…

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Types of TPMs

To state an old truth, not everything that looks similar is the same. If you are hungry for an apple, then you want an apple. It is not the same if you get a potato instead. They…

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Packaging: How We Do It

The Basics: Nothing is worse than waiting for a hardware delivery only for it to arrive broken. Even worse is when the damage is not visible and the hardware is installed into the device. The resulting system…

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Saturday Spotlight: Jim Thompson

Jim’s specialty is connecting needs with solutions. He is knowledgeable about enterprise hardware and is ready to apply that knowledge to help IT professionals find solutions in enterprise hardware from various OEMs. He assists with servers, storage,…

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Giving Back: Medina Athletic Booster

A great way to give back to a community is to invest in its future. One of the ways thomastech does this is by sponsoring the Medina Athletic Booster. This is just one of the ways thomastech…

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Friday Feature: P9L83A

Servers, storage, and networks make up a major part of the IT infrastructure within an organization. Inside data systems, drive storage is at the heart of what makes everything work. As we all know, there are two…

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Enterprise Hardware Buy Back

Are you trying to part ways with your old or used hardware? Look no further! Here at thomastech we have our own buyback program. We purchase a variety of products that range from all major OEMs like…

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Saturday Spotlight: Greg Walker

  Meet Greg Walker, one of the unsung heroes at thomastech! He keeps things moving and braves the summer’s hot temperatures to make sure that IT departments get their hardware. Chances are that when you purchase hardware,…

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Back to Basics: Cloud Storage

What is Cloud Storage: Did you know cloud storage is not just cloud storage? It is a category title. Because cloud storage can include a few storage configurations, the most generic definition for cloud storage is a…

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Back to Basics: DAS

Overview What is DAS? Well, you are working with it right now. DAS is an acronym for ‘Direct Attached Storage’ and was the first type of data storage solution. Unlike other forms of storage that connect over…

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Friday Feature: HPE 3PAR 8440

We are happy to introduce the HPE 3PAR 8440. This device, offered by HPE, comes stacked with useful features and is versatile in any business structure. Many organizations today use this model of the HPE 8000 series…

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Giving Back: CF Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission is to “cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to…

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Back to Basics: Network Attached Storage

What is Network Attached Storage? Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level storage architecture that allows many users to interact with a storage pool. Having data-sharing capabilities is vital in today’s organizations as it allows networked users to…

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Saturday Spotlight: Andrew Champlin

Andrew is a tech at thomastech who works tech magic in the background, helping keep the wheels spinning. He is a friendly and versatile person with many skills and is often spotted in the halls with a…

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What is SAN and How can it Benefit Your Company

What Is A SAN? SAN (or Storage Area Network)  is a high-speed network with block-level access to data storage. It is the most common storage networking architecture and is used by enterprises for business-critical applications (click here…

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Product Feature: Hitachi G1500

One of the “big guns” in the Hitachi line-up of data storage devices is the Hitachi G1500 model. There is so much to be said about this device which will have to be saved for another day.…

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Overview of Enterprise Storage Configurations

Enterprise Storage Overview Data within the organization is compiled into an enterprise storage system, a centralized repository for information. Enterprise storage provides common data management, data protection, and data sharing capabilities within an organization. The enterprise storage systems should…

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Saturday Spotlight: Isaac Royalty

In today’s Saturday Spotlight, we will be highlighting Isaac Royalty, a marketing graphics genius. He has been interning in the marketing department at thomastech where he puts his skills to work each week. To capture a little…

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What are Your Data Storage Needs?

The problem: Organizations are gathering and generating data at unprecedented levels, which creates unimaginable headaches for overworked and underfunded IT managers. The reliance on emails, shared files, application data, digitized records, data-backups, and marketing collateral (like videos…

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How to Decide Which SLA is Right For You

What is an SLA? SLAs (Service Level Agreements) are the governing force in the relationship between the consumer and an enterprise support provider. SLAs clearly define what is expected by both parties with measurable objectives. An example…

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The facts behind new vs. old enterprise IT models that OEMs don’t want you to know

Is the newest model the best choice? The answer would be yes, right? Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple. There are many factors that influence the answer. OEMs are constantly releasing new models. With each new…

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