We IT professionals are seeing more and more Apple Mac computers on our comfortably Windows-based networks. In the past, it’s been easy to ignore them – after all, in many cases they belonged to just one or two users, none of whom tended to be an influential manager or executive. But today it’s just as likely to be the boss with a new Mac.
The lowest price isn’t always the best value; paying a little extra for a notebook that’s designed for business could be a better deal.
Dealing with end-of-life hardware can be a burden for it consultants, but managing recycling and trade-ins for clients provides a business opportunity, as well as a chance to help the environment.
There are three types of storage you can provide to your customers: Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networking (SAN). What you choose will affect the cost, the solution and the levels of support and services you can offer.
What you need to keep customer networks running; free network management tools perform basic tasks on smaller networks but pay-for tools give you more data and customisation options.
In which a crime is solved – and then unsolved again thanks to a piece of mouse fluff.
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