MINNEAPOLIS--(Hardware.com has opened a new, comprehensive Customer Education Center at its U.S. headquarters in Minneapolis. The lab, estimated to contain more than $500,000 worth of equipment, features router, switch, and security technologies from some of the industry’s leading technology manufacturers, including Cisco, HP, Juniper, and Dell.)--Amid a wave of disruptive technologies and shorter product lifecycles, businesses are finding it tougher to test new equipment and determine the best information technology (IT) solutions for their networks. In response to the lack of education and support available for business leaders regarding emerging technologies,
“Our mission is to provide organizations with more clarity and choice regarding solutions for their network infrastructures”
“We recognized the need for a facility in which customers can gain critical hands-on experience with newer technologies so that they can make better evaluation and purchasing decisions,” said Rick Dykhoff, Director of Channel Sales at Hardware.com. “By featuring equipment from a multitude of manufacturers, instead of just one or two, the lab allows customers to test, compare, and select IT solutions that reduce costs, complement their business, and maximize their investment in hardware.”
The Customer Education Center was built to help network architects and administrators through every step of the IT process, including evaluation, planning and design, procurement, implementation, and training support. By enabling customers to conduct hands-on, proof-of-concept testing for solutions from Cisco, Juniper, HP, and Dell, they can easily compare solutions against one another and validate interoperability between platforms. Once a solution is chosen, certified experts from Hardware.com will run a configuration of the new solution at the lab so that customers know what to expect before it’s implemented within their own environment.
“Our mission is to provide organizations with more clarity and choice regarding solutions for their network infrastructures,” said Dykhoff. “Our new education center lets customers more easily align the right solutions with their business so that they can control costs, maintain network performance, and ultimately stay ahead of the curve.”
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Founded in 2003, Hardware.com is a global leader in networking hardware, architectures, procurement, and support. Headquartered in Gloucestershire, England with operations across Europe and the U.S., the company provides a valued information technology (IT) partnership to organizations of all sizes. Hardware.com’s team of experienced and distinguished consultants partner with companies to identify, implement, and support advanced network infrastructures that align companies’ technological requirements with their business and economic goals. For more information on the company’s products, services, and solutions, visit http://us.hardware.com.