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Rackmount UPS Buying Guide

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Whether for an office environment or server room, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) should be implemented to protect computers and equipment—especially for mission-critical scenarios such ...

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The SMB Guide to Smart Devices and IoT 2019

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Given the esoteric nature of the topic, it is easy to misunderstand IoT as something only affecting enterprises with vast IT resources and access to cutting edge technology. While you likely understand that IoT means things like smart sensors and automated devices capable of remote control over the Internet, the term might be problematic when it comes to which connected smart devices would address the goals of your small business.

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Computer Monitor Buying Guide 2019

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Considering how much time office workers spend in front of a screen, selecting the right computer monitor impacts productivity. In this monitor buying guide, we discuss the important specifications and latest display trends so you know which monitor best fits your needs. Any time you buy a computer monitor—really any piece of technology equipment—first ask, what’s the use? The answer to that question determines most specifications right out front and makes buying a computer monitor much more straightforward.

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Small Business Server Buying Guide 2019

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Once a small business has scaled beyond two or three personnel, likely it’s time to buy a server computer for the office. Depending on the context, the term “server” may refer to server hardware, software, or the functionality of either or both. As with any equipment purchase, the logical place to start is with one simple question: what problem do you want the server to solve?

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HDD or SSD? How to Buy Hard Disk Storage for 2019

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Solid-state drives and hard disk drives come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes, so when it comes to selecting the right hard disk storage, business customers should understand the scope and purpose of the different types of hard drives that are available to them. Choosing whether to buy a HDD or SSD is the first and most important choice.

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How to Choose a Business Laptop 2019

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What makes a business laptop different from a consumer laptop? Isn’t any laptop used for work a business laptop? In a BYOD context there’s truth in that—but for our intents and purposes, a business laptop (interchangeably called a business notebook) is one that a company buys and issues for work-specific tasks.

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Hint: It’s Always Cyber Monday

Consider Black Friday and Cyber Monday a way of “getting in shape” for buying IT in a sensible fashion. You can live every day like Cyber Monday if you’re smart about planning.

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Office Party

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As December nears, at least one type of e-mail is certain, the invitation to join your office’s gift exchange. If you’re struggling to think of work-safe gift ideas for your closest coworkers of a randomly-chosen recipient, we have you covered.

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