MDSi Updates, Blogs, News, and Events

MDSi Updates, Blogs, News, and Events

We Loved Seeing You At the SCTE Cable Tec Expo!

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Oct 4, 2016 8:13:09 AM

Philadelphia- home of the cheese steak, Liberty Bell, and now the 2016 Cable Tec Expo. MDSI, Inc.. was honored to be featured at the 2016 SCTE Expo, and we genuinely enjoyed our experience. The conference was held at the beautiful and grand Pennsylvania Convention Center in Downton Philadelphia, PA.  We had a fantastic week of meeting and interacting with everyone there. We hope that everyone enjoyed the time they spent there and was able to learn about the latest trends in the cable communications industry. 

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Topics: Cost Avoidance, Asset Management, SCTE

MDSi to Demonstrate New Features at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Sep 15, 2016 9:52:27 AM

The SCTE Cable- Tec Expo- Where Technology and Cable collide. Located at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, the Expo will feature more than 400 technology companies. The Expo will run from September 26th - September 29th. The start of the Expo on Monday will contain various workshops and bootcamps. The Tradeshow floor will open up on Tuesday, September 27th to an excited crowd of Engineers and many others from across the World.  At booth #412, MDSi will highlight our impressive cost avoidance programs and services that lower your total cost of hardware, ultimately reducing your CAPEX. MDSi will also feature our Asset Management Platform and introduction our state-of-the art mobile sparing application. 

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Topics: Cost Avoidance, Cable-Tex Expo

Take Control of Your Asset Funnel Through Reverse Logistics 

Posted by Shawn Nickel on Sep 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Take Control of Your Asset Funnel Through Reverse Logistics 

It has become apparent that a new cost-effective approach to controlling the flow of materials is needed within the reverse logistics supply chain. The adoption of complex Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as SAP and Oracle, within the last decade has shown great improvements to the issue at hand, however, companies still face the issue of not utilizing the reverse logistics supply chain due to the continued lack of sophistication in the process. The need for a new system with incongruent data has made recovered assets, de-commissioned technology, moved assets, spares returns, and project excess difficult and frustrating for many companies that support the reverse logistics supply chain.

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Topics: Cost Avoidance, Asset Management, Reverse Logistics

Is Your Data Center Becoming More ICU than CPU?

Posted by Jason Flomerfelt on Aug 26, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Is Your Data Center Becoming More ICU than CPU?

I recently came a cross a study performed by the Anthesis Group and Jonathan Koomey, a Research Fellow at Stanford University, which centered on server utilization.  Throughout the study they looked at the growing epidemic of what they call “comatose servers.”  By their definition, a comatose server is one that has not delivered information or computing services in at least six months, but is still live.

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Topics: Cost Avoidance, Asset Management, Servers

Cost Avoidance: Dedicating Unnecessary Funds to Hardware Procurement or Distribution?

Posted by IT-Service on Feb 19, 2015 4:08:00 PM

Cost Avoidance: Dedicating Unnecessary Funds to Hardware Procurement or Distribution?

The asset needs of an IT infrastructure naturally grow with an organization as it expands. This is especially true for companies in the service areas of communications, cable, and data center operations. What hardware is currently available for site configurations? Are implemented assets costing your organization too much money? When should hardware be decommissioned or can it serve another purpose within an infrastructure?

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Topics: Cost Avoidance, Asset Management, IT Hardware