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Servers 101: Web Errors Explained

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Apr 8, 2015 6:00:00 PM

We know you can encounter many web errors when browsing the internet. Most internet users have no idea what they mean and just get about their business, searching the next site. The Monkeys are here to break it down for you.

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Servers 101: How to Clean Your Computer

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Mar 18, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Looking to get a clean computer? Cleaning your computer can help extend its life! You can clean your keyboard, your mouse, your screen, and even your CPU. We recommend cleaning your computer every 3 to 6 months, depending on your environment. Remember to power down and remove all cables before beginning.

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Servers 101: How to Build Your Own Server

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Aug 5, 2014 9:00:00 AM

A server is used to store data and programs shared by individuals in a network. Simply put, a server is just a box that houses important things for your life. There are various applications for servers. Whatever the application may be, you can always build your own server.

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IT Differences Explained: Rackmounts, Software Sourcing, Mac v Windows

Posted by Katherine Creeden on Jul 31, 2014 9:00:00 AM

The IT world is filled with differences. From differences between one server to the next, to different softwares, to different hard drives. You have options in every aspect of technology. This month, we’ve considered just three aspects to break down for you.

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Servers 101: How To Upgrade Server Memory (Video)

Posted by The Monkey on Apr 26, 2013 4:33:00 PM

Upgrading your server memory may seem like a daunting task but don’t fret, it’s arguably the easiest way to upgrade your server! Whether you need more memory to handle intensive tasks or one of your old memory modules failed, here are a few easy tips to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Servers 101: Upgrade Your Dell Precision 690 Workstation Vid.

Posted by The Monkey on Feb 26, 2013 4:16:00 PM

In the following video, you will see how easy it is to upgrade the components inside your Dell Precision 690 workstation. Watch as the video creator takes you step-by-step and explains what he’s doing to improve the specs inside his Dell 690.

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Servers 101: How to Install a Cable Management Arm (HP DL180)

Posted by The Monkey on Feb 20, 2013 9:30:00 AM

Cable management and organization is a big hassle for server technicians, but it's a must have in most cases where companies are worried about the appearance of their data centers. Every cable management arm will be different, some will mount directly to the chassis, while others will mount directly to the rail. However, the installation method demonstrated in the video below should work with most servers.


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Servers 101: Refurbished vs. Remanufactured vs. Used

Posted by The Monkey on Mar 16, 2012 4:37:00 PM

If you’ve been shopping online for IT equipment, there’s a good chance you have come across terms such as “refurbished”, “remanufactured” and “used”. Though these terms all essentially mean “not new”, their true definitions are quite different. Let’s take a look at the differences between these definitions to help as you navigate your way around the IT equipment jungle.

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5 Things to Watch for When Buying Refurbished IT Gear

Posted by The Monkey on Feb 21, 2012 10:00:00 AM

Buying refurbished IT equipment is a great way to save money, help the environment, and add high-quality gear to any data center. Luckily for you, there are a number of ways to go about finding great deals on refurbished IT equipment online. However, like in any industry, there are folks who employ questionable business practices and operate without regard for ethics, quality or the customer’s best interest. So to help as you look for the newest addition to your data center, here are five things to watch for when purchasing refurbished IT equipment.

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Servers 101: Tower vs. Blade vs. Rack – What’s the Difference?

Posted by The Monkey on Feb 4, 2012 10:00:00 AM

Towers, blades and racks – each type of server essentially performs the same function, but how do you know which type will be best for your business? If you’re a seasoned IT professional, chances are you’ve already taken a stance on the topic; whether it be out of preference or necessity. But if you’re new to the server game, or are considering an overhaul of your data center, you may have questions about which type may best fit your needs and budget.

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