Preventative Maintenance As Career Advancement Strategy

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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, it’s natural to take stock of the previous twelve months and to consider the future. The break between Christmas and New Year is popular for making career decisions too, which is why January is a busy month for job seekers.

For those who decide to stay in role, the New Year is also an excellent time for consolidating their position. And this is where preventative maintenance could become part of your own career advancement strategy.

For more information, take a look at the rest of this series of articles including tips on how preventative maintenance benefits your business in terms of boosting performancecost-reductiontalent-retention and equipment decommissioning.

Protecting your job, proving your worth

By far the best way to protect (or advance) your job is to do it well. Delivering against SLAs– particularly regarding system performance and uptime— are probably the two most important metrics by which your work will be assessed. And of course, bonus points are always available for delivering an improved service while cutting costs. 

These three goals can all be achieved to at least some degree by instituting preventative maintenance measures. Identifying and fixing issues before they result in downtime or serious performance degradation will help to maintain uptime, for instance.

But preventative maintenance is more than replacing failing parts. Ideally, you are looking to constantly optimize performance of hardware and software to deliver maximum data availability and speed of access, too.

Outsource for maximum effect

Often the best way to look good is to choose a partner to do the legwork. By outsourcing support and maintenance to a specialist like CDS you benefit from OEM-quality service at a fraction of the cost.

And because CDS is “keeping the lights on,” you can take center stage delivering the strategic projects that drive the business forward. In the meantime, we identify and fix errors early, and optimize storage hardware for maximum performance.

Partnering with CDS allows you to meet uptime and performance SLAs and reduce operating spend, which means you can prove you are doing your job well. And that you're ready for a step up when the opportunity arises. 

To learn more about preventative maintenance and how CDS can assist (indirectly!) with your career advancement strategy, please get in touch. And don’t forget to take a look at the rest of this series: Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV.

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