If you run ARDI software and you are concerned about the product’s EOL (End of Life), you should think about taking out a support package to allow you to continue using the product in the foreseeable future.
ARDI software is a specialised product range and is therefore not one of the best-known products within the IT industry. You may very well have problems finding EOL support, either from the manufacturer or any EOL support specialists. However, you will be pleased to know that we here at Data Shield can offer you the support that you may well need.
Avoiding a rude awakening
It can come as something of a rude awakening to suddenly find out that your software has passed its EOL date and that support is no longer available. If this does happen it can cause havoc with your business and if you cannot resolve the issue promptly, can even mean the end of your business.
Knowing your IT products’ EOLs
The fact of the matter is that all computer and data storage hardware and software has an EOL. Most of the industry’s major manufacturers take EOL very seriously and offer warnings about impending EOL deadlines. They also offer tailored support packages to enable you to run the software safely for years to come, although this comes at a price.
Finding ARDI EOL support at an affordable price
Often, these types of packages are quite expensive when offered directly from the OEM. Under normal circumstances, you won’t have any problems tracking down a cheaper support package from one of the many independent, specialist EOL support providers. However, as we have already intimated, EOL support for ARDI products could be hard to find from anyone other than Data Shield.
Holding on to that old pair of slippers
Staying with the software that you have used successfully over a number of years, is a bit like having on an old pair of slippers. You get used to them and grow to love them. The very thought of having to discard them is not bourn easily.
If you can obtain the support that you will need beyond a product’s EOL, it benefits in many ways. First and most importantly it will allow your operation to continue going forward, without interruption.
Secondly, it will prevent you from having to rush out and spend what might be a considerable amount of money in new software.
Last, but by no means least, it will give you and your colleagues peace of mind. It also buys you time during which you can consider updating sometime in the foreseeable future, at your own pace, when you are ready to implement the change.
Data Shield – offering EOL support at its best
Here at Data Shield, our mission is to support our clients’ IT environments across their IT hardware and software ranges, through their products’ standard working lives and beyond. In doing so we provide any necessary spares and upgrades, and repairs where appropriate. We provide system assurance in a security compliant environment.
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you with EOL support for the ARDI products, please call us today on +44 (0) 1244 314 144.