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Apple’s Mac Mini has been a quiet fixture in the home desktop computer market for several years. Minimal hype surrounds the low-key, unpredictable releases that have dotted the Macintosh landscape since the Mini’s 2005 debut. The computer weighs under three pounds and has a compact size. The price also makes the Mac Mini the most...
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Keeping an Ethernet network switch running smoothly is a challenge many IT departments face. However, as data demands from increased traffic grows, a network switch’s efficiency decreases. Choosing an Ethernet network switch to manage a computer network depends on several factors. For example, the number of ports needed, network traffic levels, and the intended application....
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Backup tapes are one of the most time-tested forms of long-term storage. The landscape of physical hardware shifts rapidly, yet the storage tape has remained a continual top choice. Tapes have a lifespan of 15-30 years depending upon how they’re cared for, and have more security than many digital storage formats. They’re likely to stick...
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Decommissioning a data center means removing multiple components. RAID controllers are a long-term, important part of managing multiple disks and updates to the technology may require an upgrade. Additionally, RAID controllers have batteries that back up information during a power outage. This gives the devices a finite lifespan. Naturally, it’s a good idea to recycle...
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LCD and LED monitors have become the norm, and the cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor is mostly a thing of the past. However, many people are indecisive about whether an LCD or LED monitor is the better option. Business owners upgrading their company’s computer monitors may face this dilemma when it’s time to recycle IT...
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There is a dependent relationship between electronic device manufacturers and their customer base. Companies have based their entire business model on the faith that buyers are highly suggestible and will step up to buy frequent replacements. Studies show that actual addictions to the internet and the electronic devices that access it are becoming prevalent. Even...
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It’s always smart business to enlist an ITAD specialist to manage company IT assets when plannig for growth while ensuring cost reimbursement and managing data security. Every company with electronic assets must eventually deal with retiring equipment as companies become more reliant on ever-expanding technology for business needs. IT asset disposition is a vital component...
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Choosing an electronics recycler to handle electronic waste or an ITAD project should include careful consideration of a number of factors. First, is there a provable guarantee for secure destruction of sensitive data? Is there a system of reporting? Does the recycler have certification? A lot of companies hide behind the word “recycling” but have...
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LTO tapes were once the standard for data storage, and they are still relevant. They have remained in a steady position of reliability for decades. When hard disk storage emerged, LTO tape drives became more difficult to find. New drives are rare and there are no recent upgrades for existing models. Some companies were able...
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Data center construction has been fairly standard throughout the past 20 years. The crux of their design prioritizes high energy output capacities that can host expansive spreads of servers. Data centers are built for long-term performance. They act as solid, steady hosts for their clients. As a result, very little in the way of change...
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