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.

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.

How to revive your old laptop

How to revive your old laptop

Spring 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

Geek speak decoded

Geek 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

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

HDD and SSD explained

Computer 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.

Things to consider when buying a new computer

Things to consider when buying a new computer

Purchasing a new computer can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not familiar with its components. You’ll want to make sure you make the right choice so you don’t end up buying one that becomes obsolete within just a few months. How much money should you spend? Which model is the best for you? What about the specifications? While there is no fixed formula when it comes to buying a new computer, these guidelines will help you make an informed decision.