Greener IT & Saving Energy
Following on from Haree’s post a few weeks ago about our lovely new Toyota Prius hybrid car, I thought I’d continue the green theme with some thoughts and suggestions on how to make your IT setup a bit more environmentally friendly. There are already several brilliant technologies for reducing energy consumption, some of which may already be built into your existing operating systems, so it’s worth knowing about these, especially as energy costs are set to increase dramatically in the future.
Are Wireless Networks up to Speed?
Wireless networking has gone through many iterations in it’s short history, and with the advent of smartphones such as the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android which can connect to a wireless network, the idea of getting rid of all those messy cables and simply connecting your office computers to the network over the airwaves has never seemed so tempting. But is it the right thing to do?
How To Speed Up Slow Computers
One of the most common complaints IT technicians recieve is “my PC is running slow”. Fortunately, there are several things that can be checked and changed to crank that extra ounce of performance from your computer, especially if it’s an older machine. In this post, I’ll detail some basic PC housekeeping and maintenence techniques you can use to speed things up.