When your enterprise initially purchased your IT hardware the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) likely provided a warranty to help you protect your investment. But once that warranty expires how do you handle maintenance? How do you continue to maintain hardware reliability and cost competitiveness without adding risk to your operation? A third-party maintenance provider (TPM) can help extend the life of your IT hardware without practicing the dreaded ‘rip and replace’ motto that many OEMs operate under.
Year over year procurement is challenged to cut, cut and cut more spend. Reducing spend becomes increasingly difficult after you have squeezed as much as you can out of your current programs and contracts.