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Room for Improvement: What Your Server Needs

In small offices, server rooms are often forgotten. They may become dusty, seldom-visited recesses, where components are stacked on top of each other, connected by a tangle of wires. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is the idiom that best describes some small-business feelings about server rooms. But even if your current server is …

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Indianapolis IT Expert Says NYSE Computer Outage Time Could Have Been Reduced and Might Have Been Hacked

The NYSE, along with United and WSJ.com, outages were cause for concern last week, raising a variety of questions in the midst of reports of “technical issues”. The official statement reads as follows: “It was determined that the NYSE and NYSE MKT customer gateways were not loaded with the proper configuration compatible with the new …

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Container Computing Makes a Splash with Developers

Developers can run into problems when their applications lack scalability or compatibility. To ensure applications can meet the demands of users, developers must devote considerable time to testing, but they may need access to additional resources in order to do that. When developers are testing the functionality of an application, a host server may become …

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Many ‘Things’ May Compromise Data Security

The “Internet of Things” or “IoT” … what is it, and what does it mean to your company? Simply put, the IoT describes what happens when you set off an alarm leaving a store, because a cashier forgot to deactivate the security tag on your item. The tag sends a signal to a receiver, which …

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Smart Labeling for Data Center Organization

Cables, wires, conduit – these are the backbone of your data center, but their importance is often overlooked. If you’ve ever had to untangle a mess of wires to troubleshoot a problem, you know organization isn’t always a top priority for IT professionals. When you label and color-code components, you can save a lot of …

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Save Your Server from Summer Power Outages

Ah, summertime – sunshine, vacations and occasional devastating power outages! That’s right – blackouts are poised to steal the #1 spot from mosquitoes, on the list of top summer nuisances. And a power outage can do a lot of damage, especially when your business relies on a functional server. In January, the middle of summer …

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How Outsourcing Can Stretch IT Budgets

In its 2014 IT budget survey, Computerworld found that 43 percent of the 194 executives surveyed predicted their budgets would increase for 2015. In the same 2013 survey, only 36 percent of respondents had made that same prediction. If those survey results can be extrapolated, then that’s good news for IT execs. Even with more …

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How Startups Can Save Money by Leasing Space in a Data Center

Running a startup requires a lot of guts, tempered with foresight. Great ideas aren’t enough. You need the right people to execute those ideas and a realistic budget. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs get so wrapped up in their vision, they forget about the steps needed to achieve it, and that’s when new businesses tend to fail. …

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Data Center Power Compartmentalization

Have You Reviewed Your Disaster Recovery Plan Lately?

In recent years, California has experienced its share of earthquakes and wildfires. The east coast was dumped with feet of snow and bone-chilling temps, brought on by the polar vortex. And record-setting rains left parts of the southwest trapped in dangerous flash floods. The lessons learned from these natural disasters were obvious for many businesses: …

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How Lifeline Data Centers Can Help Everyone on Your Team

Making the decision to keep your in-house data center or make the switch to outsourcing your facility will be one of the greatest challenges you will face as a business. Keeping your in-house data center can get rather expensive and time-consuming, but if you outsource, there is a possibility that you will give up control …

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