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Cover   |    September 05, 2014

Server & Storage Chassis For Your Unique Needs

Chenbro has been designing and building PC, storage, and server chassis since 1983 and can design a chassis that will meet any need, including high density.

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Company To Watch   |    September 05, 2014

Monitor Heat, Humidity & More

ITWatchDogs and its distributor xByte can help identify your top environmental concerns, using knowledge and experience to ask relevant questions, listen to the answers, and then make recommendations that will best suit your needs.

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General Content

News   |    September 05, 2014

MarketPlace News

The latest data center industry news and statistics, including: a plan for unlocking the hidden value of information, report looks at "green-ness" of mobile devices, and small-cell networks pose security risks.

Six Quick Tips   |    September 05, 2014

Mistakes To Avoid In Data Center Planning

Facility, current equipment, and power are just a few of the many factors you need to consider when you're designing a data center infrastructure. Consider how DCIM tools can help you mitigate issues and organize multiple data points, as well.

Six Quick Tips   |    September 05, 2014

DCIM Done Right

DCIM is still coming of age in the data center, but that doesn't mean installing a DCIM solution won't reap you benefits now. We'll walk you through some helpful suggestions for a successful DCIM implementation.

Six Quick Tips   |    September 05, 2014

Learn How To Right-Size Your Storage Investment

There are alternatives to buying more storage, such as consolidation and de-duplication, but the future of your storage network is primarily reliant upon which strategy you follow and how well you execute it.

Six Quick Tips   |    September 05, 2014

Take Precautions To Thwart IT Equipment Theft

Some theft is arguably unavoidable in the sense that if a criminal wants something, he’ll find a way to steal it, but there are tools, technologies, policies, education, and practices organizations can implement as effective measures.

Six Quick Tips   |    September 05, 2014

Re-examine The Software Maintenance Fees Terrain

Maintenance fees are one area that could result in rapid increases in IT asset costs. And with software vendors dependent on and protective of those fees, Gartner notes, many enterprises struggle with whether they’re getting their money’s worth.

Six Quick Tips   |    September 05, 2014

New Tech, Advancements To Justify Server Upgrades

Every year, manufacturers are packing more features into servers and improving overall performance and efficiency to the point where you might actually be losing money by not upgrading. Here's a look at how your business can benefit from server upgrades.

How To   |    September 05, 2014

Troubleshoot Wireless Network Issues

The days of “set it and forget it” for wireless network coverage are over. Today, IT must possess the ability to spot and quickly resolve WLAN issues.

How To   |    September 05, 2014

Prepare For The Changing Face Of Authentication

In today's security climate, usernames and passwords are still the basic gateways to authenticating employee identity. Strong authentication is important for any enterprise, so it's time to take note of new advancements.

How To   |    September 05, 2014

Evaluate Hosted VoIP/PBX Options

Not every company wants the responsibility of owning and maintaining a VoIP or PBX solution in-house. For those businesses, hosted options let you move your phone system offsite but still get the features you want.

How To   |    September 05, 2014

Make A Plan For Big Data

Because big data is a relatively new technology, it’s the perfect time to start researching potential approaches and determine whether you’re ready to embrace it.

How To   |    September 05, 2014

Conduct A Cloud-Readiness Assessment

Because moving to the cloud is an intentional process that typically involves partnering with a third-party cloud provider, you’ll likely want to conduct an assessment to map your cloud transition.

Buying Tips   |    September 05, 2014

Buying Tips: UPSes

Because power outages, spikes, and surges are bound to occur, it’s best to get the most appropriate UPS for your enterprise. Take into account how much equipment you’re protecting, must-have features, and uptime needs before your purchase.

Buying Tips   |    September 05, 2014

Buying Tips: KVMs

KVMs aren’t simply for data centers or purely used the domain of IT these days. Where there are server or PCS, you’ll find KVMs. Find out who to use for technical resources and start taking note of your must-have features.

Buying Tips   |    September 05, 2014

Buying Tips: DCIM Solutions

Data center infrastructure management involves examining your server room from a bird's eye view and running potential equipment activity scenarios until both IT and facilities are confident about standard operations.

Buying Tips   |    September 05, 2014

Buying Tips: Enterprise Backup Solutions

Storage fails, and the only way for your organization to survive the inevitable is to regularly allocate resources toward making redundant copies of your data. Check out these tips to know how to budget for, buy, and think about physical onsite backup pro