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How Much Does Third-party Maintenance Cost?

Most businesses use third-party service providers for the maintenance of their networking devices. The reasons for using third-party providers can range from getting more personalized care to cost management for the business. In earnest, the decision to use third-party support instead of utilizing the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) has become easy for businesses. The cost […]

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Understanding Data Center Tiers and Types: What are data center tiers?

When it comes to data centers, there are a few different tiers or levels of classification. The first tier is the most basic and least expensive, while the fourth and fifth tiers are the most advanced and costly. This article will explore what each tier entails and what benefits businesses can expect at each level. […]

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EOL vs. EOSL: Why you should know the difference

Jonathan Coleburn, Director of Field Operations   As your IT hardware ages, deciding whether or not it’s time to upgrade your equipment becomes inevitable. The OEM will typically advise you to replace your hardware every 3-5 years dictated by your hardware’s EOL and EOSL. While this might be the typical lifespan from the OEM’s perspective, […]

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Asset Management service – up to 70% savings on maintenance contracts

Plymouth, MN – Northland Systems, a leading provider since 1997 of server, storage, and networking hardware from top manufactures like Cisco, HP, IBM, Sun, Dell, Juniper, NetApp, and EMC announced the launch of NorthSmart IT, a new division focusing on IT asset management as a Service. The NorthSmart IT service offerings will address three areas […]

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3 Tips to Drive Efficiency and Savings with Asset Management

Jonathan Coleburn, Director of Field Operations   Effective Asset Management can play a central role in lowering the cost of operating a business. Hardware inventories need to be accurately managed in order to reduce the likelihood of equipment being outdated and unable to function at a required capacity. An efficient asset management strategy is also […]

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3 Myths about Third-Party Maintenance Providers vs. OEM Support

Jonathan Coleburn, Director of Field Operations What is Third-Party Maintenance? Third-party hardware maintenance provides a number of services to keep your IT hardware functioning, and is often less expensive than what you would receive from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). A third-party maintenance service outside of an organization’s internal system can offer more flexibility in […]

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