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The average business deploys plenty of technology, that much is true. You work alongside it--and often directly with it--but if you had to explain what it is to another person, could you? If you can’t, we’ve got your back. Today, we will take you through a tour of the various technologies that your business uses, where they can be found, and what their general purpose is.
In the average office, the outside door is where you begin to find technology. Today’s business is typically protected from the outside with a digital security system that features:
After you get past the physical security you open the door to find the reception desk. You may find a digital sign or two, but you wouldn’t otherwise be inundated with much technology. The reception desk is filled with technology, however. Some technology that’s needed at a reception desk includes:
As you make your way past the reception desk, you will see many other workstations that are set up like the reception desk. Most will run different software (more on this later). Getting through the office you may find that most of the technology is hidden. This is accomplished through networking, whether with wires or wirelessly using the following technology.
While networking gives companies the ability to centralize their network, the servers are the real center of any company’s computing infrastructure. That’s why, in the average office, you will find a server room. The server room is generally out of the way and inconspicuous. Besides networking hardware it could house the following types of servers:
Some of these could be virtualized into a single device. There are several more types of servers your business may use, but these are the ones you will find in your average office. Where there are servers, there is file storage. Storage can come in many different types. Storage is typically measured in two ways: size and speed; and, is dictated by what the storage is being used for. The two types of hard drives you’ll find inside your server room are:
Inside the server room, you will also find the contingency hardware. This includes:
Other technology you might find inside your organization’s server room include:
That brings us to probably the most important aspect of your business. All the hardware would be is metal and plastic without software. Software runs much of the modern world and besides the ones we’ve already listed, some of the software that most businesses use include:
There you have it. If it seems as it is a lot to take in, it really is. At HUB Technology Solutions our industry professionals work day-in and day-out with business technology, providing IT expertise, services, and support to businesses of all types. There are plenty of situations we can help you with regarding IT procurement, design, and management. Call us today to learn more at 204-772-8822 or 1-833-847-0725.
Troy is a life-long entrepreneur who is passionate about helping business owners solve complex business problems with technology. He enjoys sharing knowledge to help other businesses succeed.
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