Hardware Tag - Kutztown, Pennsylvania | Lantek

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    Laptops are nothing new for businesses. In fact, some recent laptops have the processing power to eclipse your typical desktop workstation. However, this doesn’t apply to all laptops, as evidenced by the Chromebook. Today, we want to explore the big differences between Chromebooks and your average laptop, as well as how you might choose between one or the other.

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    Asset management security has become a critical concern for businesses. It's not just about protecting physical assets anymore. More assets than ever need to be safeguarded, but securing these assets is not straightforward. It involves a complex interplay of strategies, from attack surface management to cybersecurity compliance.

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    Wi-Fi is a huge benefit for everyone so knowing the basics of how your router works is a pretty good idea. For the business, the wireless connection can be a central resource for business productivity and data sharing. We thought it would be useful to give you a little more information about router settings to help you understand your wireless connection a little better. 

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    What’s the difference between a power strip and a surge protector? It turns out, quite a lot, and the difference is much more than just the number of plugs on it. Let’s discuss some of the biggest ways that these two important pieces of power supply technology differ and how you should determine which one best suits your needs.

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    Networking in your office, i.e. running cables around your workplace to ensure that all devices are connected to the in-house computing infrastructure, is made somewhat easier thanks to remote work. However, you should still approach cabling in an effective way, especially if you have a lot of devices that need to be managed.

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    Many years ago, the practice of repairing office equipment or household appliances that malfunctioned was a common and practical solution. However, over time, changes in business practices have largely eliminated this option. In recent years, the Right to Repair movement has emerged as a legitimate campaign aimed at advocating for legal protections to safeguard the rights of the modern tech-dependent public.

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    Choosing what type of hardware is right for your business and when it is time to upgrade away from the hardware you use are two considerations every single business has to make. These days there are a lot of options available to decision makers that weren’t available in the past. This both makes these hardware decisions easier and more time consuming because there are more variables that people have to weigh. Let’s go through some of them today. 

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    Thanks to our role as a managed service provider, a lot of our time is spent working with the technology commonly found in today’s workplaces. A prime example: the laptop workstation. This has given us a perspective of what laptop qualities are best for business use that you might find helpful as you’re looking to add additional devices to your inventory.

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    Digital storage has been evolving with the development of reliable and long-lasting devices with extremely fast storage and massive storage capacity. The innovation of the solid state drive (SSD) has changed the outlook of storage somewhat, but large-capacity SSDs can be expensive. The hard disk drive (HDD) is still a cost-effective alternative, but it is a mechanical device, which, over time, will be prone to failure. 

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    People are constantly upgrading their technology. I mean, just take a look at how many people upgrade their phone every year even though innovation of the devices has slowed considerably. Alternatively, sometimes users ignore the signs that it is time for an upgrade even when they are crystal clear. This type of mentality will not help you, especially if your technology breaks down. You need to be able to identify when older devices are holding you back and take steps toward replacing them with better, more powerful ones.

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