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IT hardware, like cars, are depreciating assets. As soon as you drive them off the proverbial lot, they begin to lose value. The reason for this depreciation is twofold: the product will eventually wear down, and newer models will be released with greater specs. Keeping this in mind, how often should you refresh your IT assets? To understand the answer to this question, let’s look at the IT-asset lifecycle management.
Why you need an IT consultant is the same reason why you need innovation at the workplace—the continued and sustained growth of your company. In a fast-paced world of increased consumer choice and quick-moving competitors, innovation through use of technology isn’t just a nice thing to have; it’s essential for growth. Many organizations don’t have the time or resources to achieve technological gains in house. They usually have other day-to-day responsibilities that consume their time leaving little left to think about innovative strategies. Technology, when applied properly, doesn’t just benefit the IT department—it helps every part of the business run more smoothly and achieve at a higher level.
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With the proliferation of devices in the workplace, IT asset management is turning from a 'nice-to-have' to a 'must-have' concept. It’s no longer acceptable from a high-level IT perspective to have a smattering of devices without knowing relevant, critical information about them such as how old devices are, what components they use, what they cost (then and now), their effect on network security, and their expiry date.
There is a fairly serious bug, in vSphere 6.0, which can make backup data corrupt and prevent you from restoring data. This issue is specifically targeted at those (most) who use CBT (change block tracking) to take efficient image-based backups of their environment. If you need any assistance with applying or testing these patches and/or the integrity of your backups, please give your account representative a call. You can also contact us here. The VMware KB for this article is here: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2136854
Developing supply chain management that improves efficiency and profitability is a common difficulty for hundreds of thousands of companies. Many of the inherent problems come in the form of difficult communication, prediction failures, and lack of demand management, although these easily visible problems barely scratch the surface.
Are you planning to change the software your company uses for its day-to-day business? For example, anyone still using Windows Server 2003/R2 should migrate, as Microsoft ended support for it on July 14, 2015 . But perhaps you’re making a voluntary decision for migration based on any number of factors. Regardless of what software you’re migrating from or where you’re going, there are basic questions you should be answering to ensure you mitigate data loss as well as disruption in your businesses operation during the migration.