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How to Properly Shred a Computer Hard Drive

How to Properly Shred a Computer Hard Drive Computer hard drives have troves of information that data thieves and other criminals would love to get their hands on. These devices often contain a wide range of private and secure info, including personal client details and confidential company secrets. When it’s time to dispose of them, […]

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The Importance of Server Room Cleaning

For most companies in the 21st century, regardless of their size, their server room is the heart of their business. It’s the place where they store the data that is essential to their business. Information on clients, projects, sales opportunities, financial transactions, important contracts, employee information, compliance with government regulations, statistical reports, sales reports and more. […]

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The Importance of Cable Mining (or Removing Abandoned Cables)

Most buildings over a few years old have abandoned wires and cables behind the walls. This is especially true for facilities like data centers, schools, hospitals, office buildings and other structures with a prevalence of electronics and telecommunications equipment. Cables are often abandoned when tenants move out, or when new upgrades are installed, to save […]

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Businesses are always on the lookout for methods of improving efficiency in their operations. For many, automation and technology are attractive choices, though some options may be prohibitively costly for smaller businesses. One option that has caught the attention of businesses of all sizes is radio frequency identification, or RFID. RFID […]

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Top 5 Server Maintenance Best Practices

Proper maintenance of server hardware ensures a longer life span and decreased risk of problems. Without proper maintenance, the server will not run as smoothly and can often cause large issues that take more time and money to solve. Request More Information Why Is Server Maintenance Important? In the digital age, a company’s servers are a vital […]

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Why audit IT assets?

As the IT infrastructure of the typical company has grown, so has the need for regular information system audits. These audits examine whether a business’s IT controls protect company assets, ensure information accuracy and further the company’s business goals adequately and efficiently. For data centers, these audit processes are even more essential to operations. The importance […]

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Reasons you may be experiencing issues with your Data Center Floor

Are You Experiencing Issues With Your Data Center Floor? Data center floors are a mainstay of data centers all over the world. Their innovative raised design provides a wide range of benefits specific to data centers. That said, they aren’t immune to issues down the line. These floors have precise requirements for use and maintenance […]

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Stop over-complicating data center airflow management

(By Geist, a division of Vertiv and provider of intelligent power and management solutions for data centers.) Data center airflow management operates on a simple premise — IT equipment should only ever take in cool air, and CRAC return plenums should only ever take in warm air. Under no circumstances should there be a mixing of cold air and return […]

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Benefits of a Managed Print Services Program

At DataSpan, we offer customized technology solutions for a wide variety of businesses. Our product line of Managed Print Services (MPS) creates a printing monitor service that is perfect for your company and the environment. What Are Managed Print Services? A Managed Print Service monitors your company’s document output, including printers, copiers and faxes. Managed […]

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Four Ways to Avoid Emergency Data Center Cleaning

Do you see dust piling up in your data center? Have you noticed an increase in chemical or acrid odors recently? Are you unsure about when the air filters in your data center’s HVAC system were last changed? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this article is for you. By following this advice, you […]

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