hardware

TEACHERS! It Is Time to Junk Out Your Files on the Server!

We do a daily backup of information for staff and students using an offsite backup utility. It was generously donated to us with a 250GB storage limit. However, I just received a backup error to say that we are over our limit! I started to look through the directory to locate the source of the …

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Three Steps for Managing Technical Issues in the Computer Lab

When a math teacher tells students to turn to page 32 in the textbook, there is confidence that the content will be the same in every book, the page will not be missing, and the questions will not disappear half way through the lesson. Unfortunately, the computer teacher cannot operate with that same level of …

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Don’t Throw it Out! Salvage Parts to Repair Computer Equipment

Don’t throw it out! You can extend your IT budget by salvaging components from old computers. These parts can be used to repair other equipment, saving you from having to make a new purchase. I regularly repair computers using hardware from other machines. When a machine is no longer useable I will remove the network, …

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