Water in a Laptop? Dangers of Spills And What You Need to Know

A drink spill, from water in the laptop belonging to the CEO, or coffee all over the PC controlling the factory’s automation system, almost always causes a panic among workers. Will the computer boot up? Or is it time to ring up IT and get a replacement? We cover such too-common incidents today,…


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All In One PCs: How to Choose the Perfect One

Your company is looking to switch from desktop computers to an All in One (AIO) PC like enterprise PCs. Upper management still wants justification before they make their final decision, though. So we compare the two in today’s article, as well as covering laptops, which is a common alternative. You…


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CIP System: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Its Components

There was a time employees at a manufacturing plant would disassemble the machinery there and painstakingly clean up each piece of machinery.  That era is over, with today’s cleaning duties largely automated and controlled by industrial computers. Equally as important is the fact the cleaning…


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Intel Processors: Which is Best Suited for Your Business Needs?

You’ve been tasked to evaluate the processing power of the industrial panel PCs for a new site. You contact your IT department who promptly send their recommendations of Intel processors. You can’t make heads or tails of the email message, which largely consists of letters and numbers like Core…


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eMMC Storage vs. SSD: Which is Better for Your Business?

You’re helping your healthcare facilities in their next order of medical computers when an email arrives from upper management. In it, there’s an argument to switch to PCs with less expensive eMMC storage. You’ve been asked to contribute, answering if eMMC is better than SSD normally used in the…


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The Serial Port and Its Role in Today’s Technology

Ever been in this situation? You’ve received an order for medical computers for the hospitals in your local healthcare group. Or upper management wanted a bunch of new industrial computers for an oil refinery overseas. In both cases, the order required the PCs to have at least one serial port if…


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What is Factory Automation and How Does it Benefit Business?

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the world’s major industries as people stayed home to protect themselves and their loved ones. Yet goods from clothing to toys continued to be available through online orders. Where did they come from? Production of these goods and similar products was…


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Warehouse Operations: The Key to Business Growth

As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to grow. It’s important to evaluate every aspect of your business periodically to ensure things are running as smoothly as possible, from the offices right down to the warehouse. Warehouse optimization is vitally important — it’s the crux of every…


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What is Green Computing and How Can Companies Start Applying it?

You wouldn’t think IT would need to be involved with major non-computer policies such as global warming. But the impact of computing devices on the environment is undeniable, and companies worldwide are turning to green computing as a solution. Coverage of this important topic is the subject matter…


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What Are Industrial Robots and What Do They Do

The first industrial robot, the Unimate, made its debut in 1962. First used in a General Motors plant, the robotic arm was quickly adopted by other automakers, then entire industries. We cover today what makes up an industrial robot, the different kinds, and – most importantly – what they do that…


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