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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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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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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Why is Data Center Infrastructure Management Necessary?

According to Gartner, data center infrastructure management (DCIM) consists of tools and applications that manage, measure or monitor data center use, as well as the energy consumption of all hardware, facilities infrastructure components — like power distribution units — and computer room ACs (CRACs). If you’re looking to optimize your current data center IT infrastructure or establish a […]

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Ransomware Protection

Ransomware Protection Though ransomware has existed for decades, threats are more advanced, evasive and widespread than ever before. Industry experts report that, by 2021, there will be a ransomware attack on a business every 11 seconds. Here’s what you need to know about ransomware protection for your organization. What Is Ransomware? Ransomware is a dangerous malware […]

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Third Party Maintenance “Gap Insurance”

Third Party Maintenance “Gap Insurance” From data recovery and networking to website management and employee data storage, data centers are a critical component of successful businesses. Unfortunately, despite the important role they play in operations, there is a widespread concern facing IT managers and professionals — budget. According to one report, nearly 60% of surveyed IT […]

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Data Center Flooring Replacement

Data Center Flooring Replacement The volume of data in the world is growing exponentially. Whether businesses host data in their own data centers or via a cloud provider, they want to know those centers are secure and properly maintained. Data centers need adequate computing power, storage space and networking capabilities to operate, and all these components […]

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Working From Home: Navigating Business and Technology

The global pandemic has disrupted the future of office work as we know it. A surge in remote workers has tested the speed and capacity of the internet. Can we expect telecommuting to be as important in the coming years? Since 2005, regular telecommuting has grown 173%, according to Global Workplace Analytics. Traditionally, work from home […]

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