New web surfing experience with Google WiFi

2016october21_hardware_bPixel phones, Chromecast, Google Home…Google has developed some exciting hardware for us to play with. But perhaps the most welcome addition to their portfolio is the recently announced Google WiFi system. Most endpoints connect to the internet via a centralized router that is unable to send a strong signal to every room, leading to slow internet and dead zones.

The benefits of HaaS for SMBs

2016october6_hardware_bStarting a business may seem simple, but running one has its costs. For a business to run efficiently, there must be necessary resources. IT equipment is one such resource, and it must be updated regularly to keep up with the pace of technology. Additionally, purchasing equipment is costly, and most businesses are now opting for Hardware-as-a-Service, or HaaS. Read on for a comprehensive review of the benefits of HaaS.

Upfront Capital

The main benefit of HaaS is that it enables businesses to conserve on upfront capital expenditures.

Hardware shouldn’t be bought willy-nilly

2016september20_hardware_bThe 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

2016September1_Hardware_BThe 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

2016August17_Hardware_BWhat 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

2016July28_Hardware_BThe new flashy set of PCs your company just bought last year are becoming outdated, and you don’t have enough IT staff to maintain them.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

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.