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Break from the Routine

Source: Symantec
With one IT department in five spending more than half its time and resources on routine maintenance and administration of existing systems, top business objectives end up sitting on the back burner. Learn how early investments in change and improvement—hosted services or software-as-a-service (SaaS) security services, for example—can turn into big savings by reducing the long-term burden of routine maintenance.


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