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The cost of failing to train IT staff

Richard Eglon – Marketing Director In the last ten years, IT has dominated the modern workplace, increasing businesses dependence on high capacity, connected networks, which when they go down cause significant disruption. Research estimates that 54% of service provider customers could lose between £10,000 and £1m from just one hour of system downtime. For most…

21/01/16

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Five key benefits of Inventory-as-a-service

Shaun Lynn – CEO The growth of the cloud and the evolution of the mobile workplace have altered demand for IT spares. With less organisations managing their own on-premise data centre, where and when spares are needed has changed. At the same time, a higher reliance on IT has meant any period of downtime will…

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Resellers who tie up cash in spare parts ‘ridiculous’

Tom Kelly – Chairman Resellers who continue to tie up hundreds of thousands or even millions of pounds in spares should wake up and realise “the world outside has changed”. That is the message of former Logicalis boss Tom Kelly as he looks to reconnect with old industry contacts and recruit more reseller partners for…

15/12/15

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How disruption and data are driving the ‘pay-as-you-grow’ technology revolution

Richard Eglon – Marketing Director Over the past couple of years the way we consume technology has changed dramatically. People are no longer interested in ‘owning the asset’, increasingly migrating over to a ‘pay as you go’ model where they pay for what they consume. These consumers are also driving behaviour across the business world…

26/11/15

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The role of IT hardware today and how to support it

The influx of cloud computing is arguably one of the greatest changes the IT community has seen since the introduction of the internet. In a little under ten years, the cloud has come to dominate the way we consume technology. In 2011, just half of firms used some form of cloud services, compared to 84…

16/11/15

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Managing maintenance performance

Scott Lynn – Agilitas Service Director Recent research has revealed 37 per cent of IT providers are struggling to meet service level agreements (SLAs). To me this comes as little surprise, every organisation requires a different level of service and different parts, so meeting four, let alone two hour SLAs is always going to be…

11/11/15

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Reducing the expense of unused IT stock

John Street – Agilitas Operations Director Traditionally, purchasing IT stock that would never be used was an unavoidable business cost. Organisations bought IT hardware spares in order to provision for any potential downtime. It was assumed inevitable that some spare parts would remain unused, left to sit on a shelf or even be disposed of.…

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Managing IT hardware in the mobile age

Richard Eglon – Agilitas Marketing Director Since the first computer was built in 1946, chips and devices have continued to get smaller. Just 20 years ago, hard drives were big and heavy, ranging from 400 to 1000 megabytes in size. Now 500 gigabytes (500,000 megabytes) is regarded as low end, and can be picked up…

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CAPEX vs. OPEX: Reducing the cost of hardware support

Steve Bailey – Agilitas Commercial Director Installing IT hardware has always been a high cost area for businesses. Typically viewed as a one off expense, costs can quickly skyrocket. More hardware requires greater upfront costs, more replacement parts, and increased maintenance and support in order to maximise uptime and minimise downtime. Whether or not businesses…

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What does the rise of cloud services mean for the maintenance industry?

Shaun Lynn – Agilitas CEO Cloud computing has been one of the largest changes the channel has faced, arguably since the introduction of the internet. In a little under ten years, the cloud has come to dominate much of the IT industry. In 2011, just half of firms used some form of cloud services, compared…

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