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The Advantages of Outsourcing IT Services for IBM AIX maintenance

One of the biggest questions a mid-to-large-sized company that uses the IBM/AIX platform often needs to address is whether or not to hire an outside IT services company for maintenance and support. This is especially tricky for companies that already have a small IT department....


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Why Professional IT Services are best for VAX/VMS software support

VAX/VMS (sometimes referred to as OpenVMS) is turning 40 this year! It's amazing to think that an operating system can "live" that long. Forty years, however, doesn’t mean “over the hill” for this operating system. Many businesses and IT departments still prefer the VAX/VMS operating...


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Three Reasons IBM AIX Maintenance Is Ideal for Your Business

Before touching on how Service IT Direct's IBM AIX maintenance can help your business operate more efficiently and increase productivity, it's important to first get a good understanding of what IBM AIX actually is: AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) is, in a nutshell, IBM's Unix-based operating system used...


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Simple Tips to Save Energy in Your Data Center Today

The data center is the heartbeat of most businesses that use computer systems. It also uses the most energy, costing you more for electricity and doing more damage to the planet. There are some things you can do to lower energy consumption of the servers. Make sure you have sufficient...


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Here’s What You Need to Know About OpenVMS Maintenance

If you run an enterprise level business, you're probably familiar with OpenVMS maintenance. Whether you need it for email servers, critical applications, or databases, OpenVMS is an old friend that you really can't do without--even though it just quietly operates in the background. Here's a...


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The Times You Might Need Business Continuity Planning

As a business professional, you may or may not have heard of the process of business continuity planning. Your business might need this service so that you can remain in operation during certain disasters, whether they are caused by humans or are natural. Continuity planning can help during a...


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5 Reasons Your Small Business Needs Online Data Storage

No matter what size your business is, online data storage should be an essential part of your business’s IT equation; and if your business is small- or medium-sized and growing, online data storage can be the difference between lagging behind the competition and surging ahead....


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What is MPE Software? Support and Software History from MPE Experts

Maybe you read somewhere that you needed MPE software support. Maybe your IT savvy younger brother mentioned it at a family reunion over the summer, leaving you wondering … What is MPE software anyway? Why do I need MPE Software support? You wouldn’t be the...


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Live Upgrade and the Need For Solaris Software Support

If you're having trouble with Live Upgrade on the Solaris system, IT support can help you get back up and running like normal. Even though IT can help, there is one thing you should do first. Check to ensure that all patching and packaging utilities are up-to-date. If you're unsure how to...


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What You Need To Know About Tru64 UNIX Features And Maintenance

Service IT Direct provides maintenance services for a variety of operating systems, including Tru64 UNIX, one of the most powerful UNIX OSs in commercial use.  If your business is already using Tru64 UNIX, then you know that it raises the bar when it comes to...


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