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Posted By : CDW | Sunday, 26 July 2009 | views(741)
Consolidating everything into one storage system is a great way to maximize equipment, but it may require a new storage system.  When considering new systems, look for one with both storage area network (SAN) and network attached storage (NAS) capabilities.  This true, unified storage system enables capabilities for both architectures, where a second system will only be required if you fill up the first.
Posted By : CDW | Saturday, 25 July 2009 | views(748)
Haphazard placement of storage servers in racks can waste energy and cost money.  Be sure to arrange servers in a fashion that allows for optimal air flow and cooling – don’t be afraid to consult guides or seek outside assistance from cooling specialists to maximize long-term energy savings.
Posted By : nag | Wednesday, 22 July 2009 | views(1422)
Microsoft Vista comes with a new set of battery and power plans. If Vista seems a bit slower than you anticipated it because the default power setting limits the CPU to 50 percent.

For high performance:

* Click Start, Click on Control Panel
* Open the Power Options control panel and change it to High Performance to give push your processor to its top rated speed.
Posted By : CDW | Monday, 20 July 2009 | views(772)
If a business is utilizing an eight drive server but in fact only requires two drives, not only is it paying for excess storage space, but it is over-paying to cool more drives than necessary.  Storage consolidation reduces energy costs associated with cooling unneeded equipment.
Posted By : CDW | Monday, 20 July 2009 | views(705)
Before outsourcing, consolidate your storage to understand exactly how much space you’re utilizing.  What may initially seem to require a new server with eight drives could in fact only require two, allowing in-house rather than outsourced storage.
Posted By : nag | Monday, 20 July 2009 | views(720)
In its ever-expanding push toward computer domination, Microsoft launched a concept called the .NET Passport. (Soon after installation, Windows XP urgently asks you to sign up for one.) In theory, the Passport sounds great: Give Microsoft a user name and password, and you have a Passport. When you visit any Passport-aware Internet sites, you type in your same Passport name and password. You no longer have to remember different user names and pass
Posted By : nag | Thursday, 16 July 2009 | views(864)
If for some reason you need to install NetBEUI then follow these instructions.

 Support for the NetBIOS Extended User Interface protocols (also called NetBEUI or NBF) in Windows XP has been discontinued. If your configuration requires temporary use of NetBEUI for Windows XP, follow these steps:

To install the NETBEUI protocol:

  - Locate the Valueadd/msft/net/netbeui directory on your Windows XP CD
Posted By : CDW | Tuesday, 14 July 2009 | views(1983)

* Choose row or column cells you won't use in the spread sheet; and place one list item in each. Decide where the pick list should appear and highlight the cells.

* Choose Data, Validation.... Under Allow select List

* Check In-cell dropdown, left-click in the Source: box, highlight the cells containing your list, and select OK

Posted By : nag | Tuesday, 14 July 2009 | views(1214)
Data sent across the public Internet is generally not protected from prying eyes, but you can make your Internet communications secure and extend your private network with a virtual private network (VPN) connection. VPN uses a technique known as tunneling to transfer data securely on the Internet to a remote access server on your workplace network. Using a VPN helps you save money by using the public Internet instead of making long–distance
Posted By : nag | Sunday, 12 July 2009 | views(976)
With Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) in Windows XP, you can connect one computer to the Internet, then share the Internet service with several computers on your home or small office network. The Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Professional will automatically provide all of the network settings you need to share one Internet connection with all the computers in your network. Each computer can use programs such as Internet Explorer and Outlook
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