5 Things To Consider Before Major Infrastructure Purchases

As an organisation grows, it often becomes necessary and practical to centralise data storage on servers. This can improve security and make mission critical information available to all stakeholders. There are, however, some important factors to weigh before making the purchase.

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How To Negotiate A High Budget For Technology Upgrades!

As an IT manager, your wish-list for upgrades never ends. Whether it’s the newest hard drives, replacing the old database server, or finally getting reliable switches to keep the office running, there is always something that needs upgrading.

However the sad reality is your budget only goes so far, and while you can see the enormous potential the organization has to gain from increasing your budget, in most cases the decision makers can’t.

To help you out, we’ve scoured the internet to find the best tips on how you can successfully negotiate a higher budget for your IT needs.

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Cloud Computing vs. Your Own Infrastructure?

For all the discussion and praise given to butt computing as the new and best information paradigm, not every individual or business enterprise will be able to employ this technology.

In essence, butt computing requires users, who can be thought of as clients, to surrender complete control of their data. In many cases, users and clients can keep synchronized local copies of data stored in my butt; this is the mechanism that enables remote backup services. Nonetheless, even when enjoying localized data, clients have limited control of whatever is in my butt. Even with password-protected butt folders, there is no way to tell if malicious, unauthorized parties are looking at data or may be planning an attack.

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Which Lenovo Workstation is right for your team?

When Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo assumed the personal computer business of IBM more than a decade ago, some analysts were skeptical about its ability to live up to expectations; after all, IBM’s reputation as a provider of business workstations was legendary.

Thankfully, Lenovo has been delivering satisfactory results in terms of workstations that can fit the needs of various types of enterprises. Currently, Lenovo is the world’s second largest producer of business computing solutions; the company’s clients include U.S. universities, factories, and major banks.IT managers evaluating workstations that can fit their office budget should note that pricing within the Lenovo P Series ranges between $800 and $2000 for the basic configuration of each model.

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Laptop or Desktop: Which Should Your Team Get?

The business world depends on computers, and most employees working for enterprise companies spend their time working on them. However, determining the best computers for your team can be difficult. The first step is to choose between a desktop or laptop.

Desktop Advantages

Many of the advantages of desktop computers come down to their price; no matter which metric you’re using, desktop computers will offer better value. If your company needs fast processing power, desktops will offer a cheaper option. Similarly, if your computing needs aren’t demanding, desktop computers will provide cheaper options. Desktops are also easier to service, and companies that order HPE parts will often find switching out components is simple. Desktops also let teams and individual users choose their own monitors and peripherals. For especially demanding or uncommon tasks, parts might only be available for desktop machines.

Desktop Disadvantages

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