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NEWS / 10.26.2017
3 Tips to Drive Efficiency and Savings with Asset Management

Effective Asset Management can play a central role in lowering the cost of operating a business. In this blog, we offer 3 tips to reduce maintenance spending and create an efficient asset management strategy.

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NEWS / 9.22.2017
Gartner Study Features NorthSmartIT in its report on the Competitive Landscape of Third-Party Maintenance Providers

Gartner published a report that details the growing industry of data center and network maintenance cost optimization. NorthSmartIT was featured as a Third-Party Maintenance Provider in the report, which also offered key insights into the tech industry and how TPM providers have begun to seek partnerships with other providers in server, storage, and network technologies.

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NEWS / 7.31.2017
How to Buy a Smarter Maintenance Contract

You need the equipment that runs your business to operate at its highest level. Software issues or broken parts can put your operation at a stand-still; because of this, maintenance contracts and support agreements are a vital part of your equipment’s life. But do you know if you’re getting the best option for your business when you sign on the dotted line?

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NEWS / 6.20.2017
EOL vs. EOSL: Why you should know the difference

As your IT hardware ages, deciding whether or not it’s time to upgrade your equipment becomes inevitable. Understanding two key phases in the IT hardware lifecycle - EOL and EOSL, allows you to make more cost-effective decisions for your business.

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NEWS / 5.09.2017
Alternatives to Cisco SMARTnet Maintenance

We offer businesses a chance to Lifecycle their IT hardware to guarantee the best support strategy at the lowest cost. Discover alternative support options to Cisco SMARTnet.

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NEWS / 4.04.2017
Avaya Declares Bankruptcy. Who Can Support You?

The Telecommunications company Avaya filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year. As a result, many businesses with Avaya systems are now asking the question, “What does this mean for me?”.

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NEWS / 2.28.2017
3 Ways to Extend the Life of your IT Hardware

The Director of Field Operations for NorthSmartIT, Jonathan Coleburn, outlines three actions that your business can take to maximize the life and ROI of aging IT hardware.

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NEWS / 1.19.2017
3 Myths about Third-Party Maintenance Providers vs. OEM Support

Deciding between Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) support is a question many organizations wrestle with when renewing their IT maintenance contracts. And while many companies feel more comfortable working with the OEMs, the reality is that choosing to work with TPM providers could be the better option. The advantage of working with a TPM is giving many companies today creative alternatives to the usual OEM options of “renew with us” or “replace with new”. Often, these options will reduce maintenance cost and focus on the bigger picture of the organization’s IT infrastructure.

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NEWS / 5.12.2016
NorthSmartIT IT Asset Management service offerings deliver 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 of IT Asset Management, Audit and Inventory, Compliance, and Ongoing Management.

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NEWS / 5.01.2016
Welcome to the NorthSmartIT blog!

Welcome to the NorthSmartIT blog! Our goal with this blog is to cut through the marketing hype and provide an ongoing source of information and advice focused on IT asset management.

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