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5 Benefits of Green IT: What It Is and Why It Matters

What is Green IT? Green information technology, or more commonly known as Green IT or Green computing, is the practice of environmentally sustainable computing. Essentially it is the study and practice of using computers and IT resources in a more efficient and environmentally responsible way.  Typically “Green IT” is focused on energy usage and cooling […]

IT Asset Lifecycle Management: How to Properly Structure Your Internal Process

When you think of IT assets, what comes to mind? Networking equipment? Servers? Computers? While those are all IT assets, there is more to it than just networking equipment, servers, and computers. When thinking about IT assets, you should also include work desks, cabling, racking, etc. According to Techopedia, an IT asset is a piece […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Computer Disposal

No computer lasts forever, unfortunately. So, when you’re charged with disposing of your company’s outdated or non-functioning computers, it’s important that you do it right. There are a few things to keep in mind when disposing of PCs. Here are our recommendations for Do’s and Don’ts of computer disposal.  Do’s The single most important thing […]

Summit’s Guide to Purchasing Refurbished IT Equipment

Your company relies on the stability, security and performance of the IT equipment that helps power it. From networking equipment to servers, storage, and more, how do you ensure you’re getting quality hardware at great prices? Here’s how:  Difference Between Used and Refurbished IT Equipment  When you think of refurbished IT equipment, what is the […]

Refurbished Networking Equipment: An Insider’s Look into the Process

Making the investment to update your networking equipment can be expensive. Coupled with the fact that you likely aren’t working with an unlimited IT budget, it can feel like an even bigger expense. This can be especially true if you’ve always purchased new equipment. Equipment that is seen as reliable, high-performing, and backed with a […]

7 Benefits of Buying Refurbished Networking Equipment

Like with most things we purchase, it can be tempting to run out and buy the latest and greatest. Whether it’s cars, appliances, or networking equipment, it’s easy to get drawn in by all the shiny bells and whistles that new equipment has to offer. That is until you take a look at the price […]

Managing a Growing Data Center

If you are feeling constrained in your current data center, you’re not alone. Globally, data is growing at an unprecedented rate, leaving many enterprises struggling to keep up with demand. The Expected Growth of Data The amount of data produced and consumed worldwide has been increasing exponentially. An IDC report found that global data, or […]

Network Micro-segmentation

Network segmentation has long been used to separate networks into subnetworks, or segments, in order to improve performance and security. With the increased use of virtualization, software-defined networking, and software-defined data center technology, network segmentation has been taken a step further, and micro-segmentation has emerged. What Is Micro-segmentation? Network segmentation is achieved through firewall and […]

Cisco Routers Series: ASR versus ISR

While the names might sound similar, Cisco’s ASR and ISR router series were created to address the distinct routing needs of different customers. Learn more about each router series so you can be confident that you’re choosing the right router for your organization. What Is ASR? ASR stands for Aggregation Services Router. Routers in this […]

Preparing for the Next Big Exploit

An exploit is a type of cyberattack that capitalizes on vulnerabilities in applications, networks, or hardware. It is usually introduced into code during development and is unknown to software vendors, researchers, and the public. Once identified, exploits are categorized according to the type of vulnerability they exploit, such as zero-day, DoS, or spoofing. Cybercriminals use […]