Jul 23 An Ingenious Way to Drive Healthcare IT Costs Downward
Our research has shown that greater than 50% of healthcare IT decision-makers aren’t aware of the following very simple points and how each ties together to impact IT budgets:
- Hardware Capital Expenses can easily be postponed to make funding available for other business drivers deemed important.
- Extending the useful life of data center or networking hardware is now quite commonplace (specific data sources referenced within white papers referenced below).
- An independent hardware support provider (like XSi) can easily maintain networking hardware, servers and storage assets and do so for 60-80% less than OEM costs.
- Hardware eligibility for independent maintenance is key! Managing “milestone dates” is integral to cost reductions (ITAM teams should be doing). “Milestones” dates include: End of Software Support, End of Support, End of Life – even warranty expiration dates for servers and data storage can establish eligibility for independent maintenance. XSi has a proprietary CMDB that can manage this data for you.
- For those healthcare organizations committed to extending hardware lifecycles, and have at least 20% of their environment at post-warranty or older, their Total Annual Hardware Operating Expense (OpEx for all owned hardware) can be reduced by 20-22%.
If this is all new to you, I’m going to make two very informative white papers immediately available here. No need to complete any form, just click and begin reading!
- Click to Download: Extending Hardware Lifecycles – Why This Trend is Gaining in Popularity
- Click to Download: Hardware Support Remodeling – Tangible IT Cost-Cutting Measures
Alternatively, if these concepts aren’t new, but you’d like to learn more about XSi’s support for healthcare organizations like yours, Click Here to download our overview brochure.
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About the Author
Rob manages the XSi relationship with Premier, its network of hospital members, and the healthcare vertical for XSi. He joined the company in 1991 in a sales development position, specializing in IT maintenance for networking, server and data storage hardware assets. In addition, he developed expertise in hardware reselling (pre-owned systems and parts) and IT asset disposition, as well as government contracts and GSA schedules. Prior to XSi, Rob worked in logistics for UPS and was also a sales executive for Marcom Telecommunications. He earned a B.S. degree from Ohio State University, with an emphasis in Production & Operations Management, from the Max M. Fisher College of Business. Rob resides with his family in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. In his spare time, Rob enjoys golf and fishing.