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IT Disaster Of The Week (12-15-17)

 

 

Welcome back to Tech Service Today's IT Disaster of the Week series where we post the ugliest IT environment our technicians ran into this week. 

 

This represents just one of the thousands of customer sites our technicians visit every year as they install and service IT, networking, and telecom equipment & cabling for our clients.

 

Click here to see last week's IT Disaster photo.

 

 

Check back every Friday for TST's latest IT Disaster of the Week photo. 

Visit us next Friday when our weekly IT disaster post will include Before and After pictures that illustrate Tech Service Today's talent for turning IT nightmares into dreams come true.

 

 

 

Have a photo of your own IT Disaster that you think is worthy of inclusion in our collection?

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IT Disaster Of The Week (12-08-17)

 

 

Welcome back to Tech Service Today's IT Disaster of the Week series where we post the ugliest IT environment our technicians ran into this week. 

 

Our technicians perform thousands of installations and service calls to thousands of customer sites every year. So Tech Service Today really has seen it all. But rather than keep these chaotic messes to ourselves, we now share each technology disaster publicly to illustrate just how challenging the work of an IT Technician can be. Click here to learn more about Tech Service Today.

 

 

Check back every Friday for TST's latest IT Disaster of the Week photo. 

To ensure that you never miss a single, horrific photo, just fill in the fields on the right side of this screen to receive email notifications whenever a new TST blog post is published.

 

Click here to see last week's IT Disaster photo.

 

Have a photo of your own IT Disaster that you think is worthy of inclusion in our collection?

Email it to Tim Sauer at tim.sauer@techservicetoday.com

 

 

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IT Disaster Of The Week (12-01-17)

 

 

Welcome back to Tech Service Today's IT Disaster of the Week series where we post the ugliest IT environment our technicians ran into this week. 

 

Our technicians perform thousands of installations and service calls to thousands of customer sites every year. So Tech Service Today really has seen it all. But rather than keep these chaotic messes to ourselves, we now share each technology disaster publicly to illustrate just how challenging the work of an IT Technician can be. Click here to learn more about Tech Service Today.

 

 

Check back every Friday for TST's latest IT Disaster of the Week photo. 

To ensure that you never miss a single, horrific photo, just fill in the fields on the right side of this screen to receive email notifications whenever a new TST blog post is published.

 

Click here to see last week's IT Disaster photo.

 

Have a photo of your own IT Disaster that you think is worthy of inclusion in our collection?

Email it to Tim Sauer at tim.sauer@techservicetoday.com

 

 

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Size Matters – Especially When Choosing A Network Rack (Part 9 - Rack Accessories)

 

 

Thanks for returning to our ninth and final segment of Tech Service Today's technical buyer's guide series called Size Matters - Especially When Choosing A Network Rack. The goal of this series has been to educate IT professionals on the importance of every dimension of network racks and cabinets, and teach them best practices for determining their exact size requirements before ordering a new rack. Ultimately, this series will make you a more knowledgeable buyer so that you always purchase the product that meets your specific needs


While accessories are not a size dimension of racks or cabinets, they are important items to include in your evaluation process - especially when considering a rack that offers proprietary accessories (like cable managers, fans, and specialty PDUs). Therefore, this last segment is dedicated to the optional items that IT professionals should consider carefully - but all too often don't think about - when shopping for a new cabinet or rack.

 

 

 

 

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Size Matters – Especially When Choosing A Network Rack (Part 8 - What's Included)

 

 

Thanks for returning for Part Eight of Tech Service Today's 9-part technical buyer's guide series called Size Matters - Especially When Choosing A Network Rack. This series explains why IT professionals must evaluate every dimension of a cabinet or rack before purchasing one. You can avoid the costly mistake of purchasing the wrong rack or cabinet just by following the advice and buying tips offered in this series.

In today's segment,
 we will address some final aspects of rack-mount enclosures (aka Cabinets) that IT professionals should consider when shopping for a new network equipment or server cabinet. These are features or components that are sometimes included with a new enclosure, but not always. So if you want to avoid a "gotcha" situation, find out if these key cabinet options are included for free, sold separately, or not available at all before you place an order.

 

 

 

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IT Disaster Of The Week (11-17-17)

 

 

Welcome back to Tech Service Today's IT Disaster of the Week series where we post the ugliest IT environment our technicians ran into this week. 

 

Since our technicians perform thousands of installations and service calls to thousands of customer sites every year, Tech Service Today really has seen it all. But rather than keep these chaotic messes to ourselves, we now share each technology disaster publicly to illustrate just how challenging the work of an IT Technician can be.

 

 

Check back every Friday for TST's latest IT Disaster of the Week photo. 

To ensure that you never miss a single, horrific photo, just fill in the fields on the right side of this screen to receive email notifications whenever a new TST blog post is published.

 

Click here to see last week's IT Disaster photo.

 

Have a photo of your own IT Disaster that you think is worthy of inclusion in our collection?

Email it to Tim Sauer at tim.sauer@techservicetoday.com

 

 

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Size Matters – Especially When Choosing A Network Rack (Part 7 - Door Types)

 

 

Thanks for returning for Part Seven of Tech Service Today's technical buyer's guide series called Size Matters - Especially When Choosing A Network Rack. This series explains why IT professionals must evaluate every dimension of a cabinet or rack before purchasing one. When a rack or cabinet is chosen based on only one or two dimensions, the result is a cabinet that does not properly accommodate your equipment. To avoid the costly mistake of purchasing the wrong rack, just follow the advice offered in this series.

In our first six segments, we explained the importance of each of these rack measurements and provided tips for calculating your size requirements for each:

Internal Height 

External Height

Internal Width

External Width 

Internal Depth and Maximum Rail Depth

External Depth

 

In today's segment, we discuss the various types of doors available for most rack-mount enclosures so IT professionals recognize which type will best meet their needs. While types of rack doors are not exactly a measurement (as all previous segments of this series have been), it is an important option requiring serious consideration when choosing a new cabinet.

 

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Size Matters – Especially When Choosing A Network Rack (Part 6 - External Depth)

 

 

Thanks for returning for Part Six of Tech Service Today's technical buyer's guide series called Size Matters - Especially When Choosing A Network Rack. This series explains why IT professionals must evaluate every dimension of a cabinet or rack before purchasing one. When a rack or cabinet is chosen based on only one or two dimensions, the result is a cabinet that does not properly accommodate your equipment - a costly error that can be avoided by following our advice.

In the first five segments we delivered tips for calculating your real Internal Height requirements for a new rack or enclosure, and the importance of comparing the height of your building's pathways to the External Height of a cabinet or rack. We then provided simple ways to verify your Internal Width requirements while ensuring it has an External Width capable of accommodating the types of equipment and cables it will house. In our last segment, we distinguished between a cabinet's Internal Depth and its Maximum Rail Depth, and explained the importance of assessing both measurements before choosing a cabinet.

 

Today we will explore the best practices for choosing a rack-mount enclosure with an External Depth that is guaranteed to meet your needs.

 

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IT Disaster Of The Week (11-10-17)

 

 

Welcome back to Tech Service Today's IT Disaster of the Week series where we post the ugliest IT environment our technicians ran into this week. 

 

As a company who performs thousands of installations and service calls to thousands of customer sites every year, Tech Service Today really has seen it all. But rather than keep these chaotic messes to ourselves, we are now sharing them with the world to help everyone understand just how challenging the work of an IT Technician can be sometimes.

 

 

Check back every Friday for TST's latest IT Disaster of the Week photo. 

To ensure that you never miss a single, horrific photo, just fill in the fields on the right side of this screen to receive email notifications whenever a new TST blog post is published.

 

Click here to see last week's IT Disaster photo.

 

Have a photo of your own IT Disaster that you think is worthy of inclusion in our collection?

Email it to Tim Sauer at tim.sauer@techservicetoday.com

 

 

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