Computers are located at the heart of modern-day businesses. From assisting leadership in intricate decision making to streamlining everyday operations, deriving insights from data to making sense of budget estimates – computers find their utility in almost all sections and departments of contemporary enterprises.
All-in-one variants of computers systems are now widely recognized as the preferred choice for enterprise level IT planning and deployment. Here is a quick round of the top reasons as to why strategists and enterprise decision makers need to pay special attention to all-in-computers while expanding or upgrading on their IT resources.
Opting in for all-in-one desktop computer results in guaranteed costs savings for your enterprise. The savings primarily come from the reduction in IT deployment and expansion costs inherent to all-in-one computers. Replacing clunky, desktop based computers with all-in-one variants allow for faster installation and integration of enterprise IT. Not only that but choosing all-in-one computers reduces IT management costs as well. Last but not the least, operational expenses are also reduced by selecting all-in-one computers for your enterprise, translating to less overhead and more savings for your business.
All-in-one computers offer the best in ergonomics and esthetics for enterprise computing. All-in-one computers are more ergonomic than their conventional counterparts. All-in-one computers not only decrease fatigue, discomfort and physical strain associated with prolonged usage of computers, but also offer higher levels of comfort for both employees and managers. Workstations based on all-in-one computers do away with the otherwise essential requirement of an extra casing, keyboard, mouse and other hardware peripherals. This vacates precious space that can be used to set up other equipment at the workspace. All-in-computers are ideal for standing desks, empowering your human resource to work in a healthier way.
All-in-one desktop PCs offer lowered energy and power consumption ratings when stacked against the traditional, modular counterparts. All-in-one computers are built using hazard free LCD screen technology that is friendlier for the environment and easy on the budget. Opting in for all-in-one computers also lowers landfill requirements, primarily due to the miniscule footprint of the devices. The United States Environmental Protection Agency appreciates enterprise-level initiatives that lay down a solid road map to adapt greener, energy efficient computing products. Opting in for all-in-one computers also conveys a greener image of an enterprise and adds to its repute as key industry player with a strong environmental conscious. Choosing all-in-one computers goes a long way and reflects a strong sense of corporate social responsibility exhibited by an enterprise.
The Cybernet Advantage:
Cybernet specializes in manufacturing cutting-edge, ergonomic all-in-one computers for businesses and enterprises. Cybernet’s all-in-computers are augmented with additional features – such as antibacterial fortification for deployment in biotechnology enterprises, ingress protection marking for use in manufacturing and research units and internal battery provision for field studies and on-the-go business presentations. Learn more about how Cybernet’s all-in-one computers can help supercharge your enterprise and tackle modern-day technological challenges at www.cybernet.us
As PCs have become more powerful while becoming smaller in size, cooling methods and technologies have changed. The typical desktop PC tower that we’ve all used for decades always had two or three cooling fans inside the chassis to keep the electronic components cool and the PC running at top speed. The CPU typically has a fan mounted above its heat sink to keep the processor cool, and there is usually another fan near the power supply to circulate air and dissipate the heat. Some PCs have a third fan located somewhere else in the chassis to cool the rest of the motherboard components.
We’ve all been told to occasionally examine our PC’s chassis inside and out to remove dust and keep that air circulating – always a good rule of maintenance that few of us follow as often as we should. We’ve also become accustomed to the noise those fans make, reassuring us that our PC is humming along. However, sometimes that fan noise can be just too loud, intruding on our work environment. And as other PC form factors have evolved, like laptops, tablets, and all in one computers, there often isn’t room to place traditional cooling fans. New methods of cooling have evolved to solve those problems.
Fanless PC design is one solution for the noise problem. To implement a fanless solution, it all starts with the design of the PC, especially the CPU and the motherboard components. The primary cause of heat buildup in today’s PC is the heat generated by the CPU, as a function of the frequency and voltage at which it operates. Therefore, using CPUs that have lower power consumption (10 to 30 watts instead of a typical 90) will generate less heat and eliminate the need for a fan. These low-wattage CPUs have less computing power, but are certainly adequate for most business office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet use. Silent operation versus slightly reduced computing power – that’s the tradeoff.
There are many other cooling methods available that also address the noise problem. One method is conductive cooling, used mostly in laptops. Components such as hard drives or optical drives are cooled by having contact with the computer’s frame, exchanging heat. Spot cooling is used for individual components or chips on the motherboard that have their own cooling systems using logic or temperature systems to vary the power used. Passive heat sink cooling of the CPU using copper base plates or fins without a fan is also common in many PCs today. Two other more exotic methods of cooling include water cooling (a self-contained circulating water system to cool the CPU), and a phase change unit (essentially a refrigerator for your CPU).
Lots of choices and options for cooling as PC technology marches on! What do you think will emerge as the primary cooling method for PCs in the next few years?
This is Cybernet’s new blog where we will discuss all the news, views, opinions, and trends within the world of all-in-one computer technology. These are exciting times in the industry, so we plan to keep you up to date on the latest, and encourage you to take part in the discussions with your comments, questions, and posts.
First, a little history.
Cybernet was founded in 1996 with the mission of developing a line of all-in-one computers for B2B markets, and that has been the company’s primary focus ever since. Cybernet is in the position of being the industry pioneer when it comes to all-in-one computer technology. Our early products included one of the most unique examples of all-in-one computers to this day: a PC encased in a keyboard. It was called the Keyboard PC Station, or KPS (and our latest version of this product is called the “zero footprint PC” – the ZPC-GX31). A few years later as LCD monitors became more affordable and commonplace in office environments, we created an LCD PC, with the computer components housed inside the monitor, and access to media drives and ports along the sides. As we entered the health care market, we took it a step further and designed a medical grade computer that can be used in sterile environments, and a fanless all in one PC that reduces dust and debris to maintain interior air quality in industrial facilities or hospitals. We’ve truly seen it all when it comes to all-in-one technology, but we’re not done yet.
Where are we going next? That’s where our customers come in. We get our new product ideas from them, and they drive our R&D efforts. As we work with our customers to discover new ways to integrate high-performance computing power into smaller packages in a growing number of business environments, they become our sounding board and our proving ground. Some of the applications we’re now developing include point-of-sale (POS) PCs for retail markets, kiosk PCs for business and government, and specialized systems to mount or transport all in one medical computers. We also stay current with where the technology will take us as it evolves, with computer components growing smaller and more versatile, and processors becoming more powerful. All of that means a continuing stream of innovation into the future.
What do you think the future will bring in all-in-one computing technology? Join the conversation and let us know what you think.