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Desktops & Laptops


Laptop and Desktop makers take great pains to differentiate between their consumer- and professional-oriented product lines.
While consumer portables are usually designed for style, business laptops and desktops frequently offer a tougher chassis, more configuration options and better usability.
Large corporate customers buy these notebooks by the thousands and expect them to last for several years. So, if manufacturers want to keep Fortune 500 clients happy, they need to design their business laptops to a higher standard of quality.

Desktops& Laptops
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Built to Last

If you want a notebook or desktop that can survive drops and spills, a business system is more likely to take the abuse.

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Matte Displays with Better Viewing Angles

Glossy displays have become nearly ubiquitous on consumer notebooks and desktops, because vendors believe consumers shopping retail will be swayed by their shininess and slightly more vibrant colors. However, the glossier the display, the worse the viewing angles.

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Better Keyboards

We’re not saying that consumer keyboards and touchpads aren’t good, just that their business counterparts have to bring something really tactile and responsive to the table to appeal to enterprises, which are always focused on productivity (aka typing).

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More and Better Pointing Options

We can’t name a single consumer notebook with anything other than a touchpad for navigation. However, if you like pointing sticks (and we do), several business systems have them in addition to touchpads.

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Replaceable, Extended Batteries

These days most laptops come with sealed-in batteries that you can’t remove without taking them to a service center. However, some business systems still let you swap batteries on your own so you can carry a spare or upgrade to a larger unit.

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Less Crapware

A large or mid-size business simply can’t afford to pay its IT department to sit uninstalling crapware from each new notebook it orders. Vendors know this and intentionally avoid overloading their business notebooks with too much unwanted trialware.

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Biometric Security

You won’t see too many consumer laptops with fingerprint readers, but many business systems have them standard or as an inexpensive ($20 to $30) option. With a reader, you can swipe-login to Windows or configure a password manager to use your fingerprint as a credential.

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Long Life Span, More Serviceable

Because corporations hold onto their laptops for years, hardware vendors must keep offering parts and service. For that reason, business models usually stay on the market for a year or longer and components, such as replacement batteries and AC Adapters, are available for many years. Although a lot of ultrathin business notebooks are difficult, if not impossible to service on your own, mainstream and larger sizes usually have RAM and storage that you can upgrade.

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a - Reasonably Priced

Now you might be asking: What about price? Depending on what you compare it with, a business system may cost $100 to $200 more than a consumer model for the same specs.

And you can find the table below the main differences between the consumer and business systems (Desktop & Laptops)

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b- Reasonably Priced

ConsumerBusiness
Anti-drops and spillsNoYes
Higher Battery lifeNoYes
Business appropriate featuresNoYes
Preloaded software trials and demosYesNo
Warranties and after-sales Support1 Year2-3 Years

 

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Finally

Finally, many of the major notebook vendors have built their organizations around the idea that businesses and home users have different needs and deserve different products.

  • DELL
  • HP
  • LENOVO

Servers


A server is a piece of computer hardware or software (computer program) that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called "clients". ... Typical servers are database servers, file servers, mail servers, print servers, web servers, game servers, and application servers.
Types of server’s brands:
• DELL
• HP
• LENOVO

Servers
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Blade servers

Blade servers are a form factor to create modular and efficient design that allow them stack as much physical servers as possible within a single server rack. Each module is called a blade. Despite its modular and efficient design, blade servers have its share of cons. These servers need high RPM fans, as a result they are noisy. Also, due to its compact size, ability to add expansion card is limited. Third, it is more expensive than others, with the same hardware inside.

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Tower servers

Tower shape is similar to desktop computer (Technically speaking our personal computers are not desktop computers, because desktop ones are the one that sit on top of desks like the old whitish ones). Small businesses tend to pick this shape over others, because it is more cost effective than others, especially if these businesses need one or two for all their operations. Thus, shape is recommended for them. Unlike most shapes, tower servers allow adding multiple regular 3.5 hard disk drives, that are more expensive. On the other side it takes more space than others.

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Rack servers

Rack mounted shape is most conventional shape servers comes in and it allows data center technicians to stack 3-4 physical servers on top of each other in a server rack. It is more seen in the small to medium businesses that require multiple servers but no more than five. However, rack mounted servers are generally more expensive than other tower servers and it is noisier than tower ones.

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Application serve

Hosts web apps (computer programs that run inside a web browser) allowing users in the network to run and use them, without having to install a copy on their own computers. Unlike what the name might imply, these servers need not be part of the world wide web; any local network would do.

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Web server

Hosts web pages. A web server is what makes world wide web possible. Each website has one or more web servers.

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Mail server

Makes email communication possible in the same way that a post office makes mail communication possible

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Database server

Maintains and shares any form of database (organized collections of data with predefined properties that may be displayed in a table) over a network.

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Game server

Enables several computers or gaming devices to play multiplayer games

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Virtual servers

Virtual servers are taking the server world by storm. Unlike traditional servers that are installed as an operating system on machine hardware, virtual servers exist only as defined within specialized software called hypervisor. Each hypervisor can run hundreds, or even thousands, of virtual servers all at once. The hypervisor presents virtual hardware to the server as if it were real physical hardware. The virtual server uses the virtual hardware as usual, and the hypervisor passes the actual computation and storage needs onto the real hardware beneath, which is shared among all the other virtual servers.

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Proxy servers

A proxy server acts as an intermediary between a client and a server. Often used to isolate either the clients or servers for security purposes, a proxy server takes the request from the client. Instead of responding to the client, it passes the request on to another server or process. The proxy server receives the response from the second server and then replies to the original client as if it were its own. In this way, neither the client nor the responding server needs to directly connect to each other.

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Cloud server

a virtual server (rather than a physical server) running in a cloud computing environment. It is built, hosted and delivered via a cloud computing platform via the internet, and can be accessed remotely.

Storage


We live in the “Information Age,” where a huge amount of data is generated every second and technology is needed to store this data. With the advancement in technology, the size of the storage drives keeps shrinking as the capacity keeps increasing.

Storage
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SAN STORAGE

A Storage Area Network (SAN) is a high-speed network that provides multiple servers access to consolidated pools of shared, block-level storage.

 

Organizations of all sizes use Storage Area Networks (SANs) to increase storage utilization rates (i.e. multiple hosts accessing the storage devices), improve application performance and availability, and to heighten security and data protection capabilities. By presenting storage devices to hosts such that they appear to be locally attached storage, SANs also facilitate the presentation of storage to users.

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THE BENEFITS OF SAN

  • The ability to allow servers to boot from the SAN itself , This allows for a quick and easy replacement of faulty servers since the SAN can be reconfigured so that a replacement server can use the LUNof the faulty server.
  • Enable more effective disaster recovery A SAN could span a distant location containing a secondary storage array.
  • Enables storage replication either implemented by disk array controllers, by server software, or by specialized SAN devices.

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NAS Storage

NAS (Network attached storage) systems are available in many different sizes, they act as a family’s central media hub and scale up to the largest datacenters.

NAS is the easiest to set up and most affordable option for shared storage.

Instead of plugging a device directly into your computer via a USB cable, NAS systems are connected to the Ethernet port on your WIFI router or network. This enables multiple computers and mobile devices on a network to wirelessly share and access files, stream video and audio, and backup computers and mobile devices from one central device. A NAS solution is comprised of several elements, including the hardware – one or more hard drives housed in an enclosure, a processor, and RAM – and the software comprised of an Operating System (OS) that manages access and the network connection.

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The benefits of NAS

Since NAS systems can store, manage and access content locally or remotely from all your devices – NAS is a secure personal cloud for your data and is the best solution for users who are looking for:

  • Affordable large storage capacity, My Cloud has no monthly fees
  • Easy to set up and configure, uses standard Ethernet connection
  • Remote access and streaming of all your content
  • File sharing across multiple devices
  • Backup multiple computers within your network automatically
  • Multi-bay NAS drives provide hard-drive RAID redundancy to protect your data
  • Set up user permissions, folder privileges and restrict access to documents

Routers & switches


We live in the “Information Age,” where a huge amount of data is generated every second and technology is needed to store this data. With the advancement in technology, the size of the storage drives keeps shrinking as the capacity keeps increasing.

Routers& switches
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Routers & switches

Computers can be connected to each other via a switch or a router, The most basic explanation is that a switch is designed to connect computers within a network, while a router is designed to connect multiple networks together.

Racks & UPS


From battery backups that safeguard against outages, to full-scale data center infrastructure, our offers can help your business become more efficient, reliable, and connected.

Racks& UPS
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The benefits of UPS & Racks:

  • Safe: protecting you, your customers, your business
  • Reliable: uninterrupted, ultra-pure power at all time
  • Efficient: up to 30% energy savings is now available
  • Productive: simplicity and peace of mind
  • Green: easy connection for renewable energies

Headsets & Headphones


Headphones, headsets: These terms are freely tossed around the internet with little regard for accuracy.
What exactly do they mean, anyway?
Generally speaking, headphones emphasize quality stereo sound for listening to music, movies, or games. Headphones have evolved quite a bit from the head-cramping cans of the seventies and eighties, although the types favored by audiophiles retain their sound-isolating, around-the-ear design.
For the purposes of the Audio Links website, headsets are ear-worn speakers (or a single speaker) coupled with a microphone for interactive use with telecom systems, intercoms, or computers.

Headsets& Headphones
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Jabra Call Center Headset

  • Our headsets and speakerphones work out of the box with over 10,000 traditional desk-phones. They are future-proof and compatible with all softphone and web clients, from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams to Mitel.Providing excellent customer service starts with reliability. Jabra call center headsets are simple to use today and will be simple to use tomorrow – no matter how you’ve set up your office.

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Jabra Unified Headset

  • Our headsets and speakerphones are fully compatible with your softphone client and give you added functionality such as remote call control and connectivity to multiple devices.

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