Dual monitors and their advantages

2016July12_Hardware_BCertain 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 10 tips

2016June23_Hardware_BWhether it be sending an important email to a major client or watching the season finale of your favorite series, a stable internet connection is needed. In order to gain the competitive business edge, there is literally no room for constant page refreshes and never-ending buffering.

Is a Chromebook right for your business?

2016June3_Hardware_BThe Chromebook has been on the market since 2011. While back then many people scoffed at the idea of buying a laptop made predominantly for internet use, with the rise of cloud computing these days, it now looks like more of a viable option for businesses.

Server Administration 101: Temperature

2016May10_Hardware_BIn 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

2016Apr26_Hardware_BWhen 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?

2016Apr6_Hardware_BIf 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.

How to revive your old laptop

2016Mar17_Hardware_BSpring is a time of new life. The buds on trees begin to blossom, baby duckling sightings become common, and that old laptop you stuffed in the back of your closet can be reborn…did we confuse you on that last one? Well, while Spring is usually thought of as a time for new life in nature, this year it can also be applied to technology – your laptop to be specific.

Geek speak decoded

2015Mar2_Hardware_BGeek speak, tech talk, jargon or whatever you want to call it, computer terminology can be confusing. However, having a basic understanding of some of the words may be beneficial to the non-IT professional. Speaking a basic level of this language can help you clearly explain a computer problem you’re having, and even help you find the perfect technology for your next IT purchase.

Things to consider regarding your servers

Lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub. That’s the sound of a beating heart, but it might as well be the sound your servers make. They more or less act as the heartbeat of your company and if they stop functioning, your business might as well be dead. Despite the importance servers have on operations, it’s amazing to see so many business owners neglect this vital component of their business.

HDD and SSD explained

Hardware_Jan5_BComputer and laptop buyers today need to make a decision between getting either a solid state drive (SSD) or a hard disk drive (HDD) as a primary storage component for their device. But which one is the better choice? In this article we outline the differences between SSD and HDD, as well as the pros and cons of both, so you can make the right decision for your next purchase.