Hardware shouldn’t be bought willy-nilly

Hardware shouldn’t be bought willy-nilly

The term ‘hard’ in hard drive shouldn’t refer to the difficulty many experience when they set out looking for a new one. It’s hard to deny the importance that hard drives still have to computers of all shapes, sizes, and operating systems — but like the elusive concept of soulmates, how do we know which one is right for us? We’ve put together a list of five things you should take into consideration prior to buying new hardware.

4 things to look for in a business projector

4 things to look for in a business projector

The average projector lifespan is around 2,000 hours. That means it’s probably been a long time since you last went shopping for a new one. If you’re unsure what to be looking for in your next purchase, you’re not alone. With every year comes updated features and industry standards for your hardware, and we’re here to clarify what that means for a new office projector.

The keyboard checklist for 2016

The keyboard checklist for 2016

What part of your computer can be more hands-on than the keyboard? No pun intended. A keyboards is like a lover; you spend time with it, you caress it, and you fight with it. After kissing and making up time and again, it still types at a snail’s pace, and executing simple keyboard commands becomes virtually impossible.

Hardware-as-a-Service and its benefits

Hardware-as-a-Service and its benefits

The new flashy set of PCs your company just bought last year are becoming outdated, and you don’t have enough IT staff to maintain them. The same goes with servers, wireless printers and faxes. If this is your current situation, it might be time to consider changing the way you obtain and manage your hardware.

Dual monitors and their advantages

Dual monitors and their advantages

Certain things should always come in pairs: shoes, glasses and computer monitors. While many would agree on the first two, the third not so much. The idea of working with two monitors strikes many as unconventional. Though sticking to familiar territory feels safe, safety isn’t enough to run a successful business.

Get faster Wi-Fi with these tips

Get faster Wi-Fi with these tips

Whether you are sending an important email to a client at work or watching the season finale of your favorite series at home, a stable internet connection is required. These tips will help stabilize and maybe even speed up your Wi-Fi:
Router centralization and elevation
For optimal signal strength it is best to place the wireless access point in the middle of the room, away from other electronics without any doors or walls obstructing it.

Server Administration 101: Temperature

Server Administration 101: Temperature

In this day and age almost every business employs some type of server management. If yours is hosted locally, temperature management could mean the difference between running smoothly and running into the ground. Understanding how to properly cool your servers prevents data loss and ensures the longevity of your hardware’s life.

Picking a mouse that you click with

Picking a mouse that you click with

When you’re tired of using an uncomfortable mouse or struggling with your laptop’s trackpad, it’s time to buy a new one. But with so many brands and models out there, where would you even start looking? Finding the right mouse to fit your hand comes down to two things: ergonomics and features.

BSoD: what is it and how do I fix it?

BSoD: what is it and how do I fix it?

If you’ve had some experience with a Windows PC, you are likely familiar with the unwanted Blue Screen of Death, also known as BSoD. This is a critical failure error that occurs when hardware or software is not working properly. The worst thing about it is that you could potentially lose the files you were working on in the process.