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What Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) Really Means for Data Centers

Technician walking in hallway of server roomSince energy is the largest cost for data center facilities, it’s important to measure Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) to optimize power usage. Learn more about PUE and 5 easy tips to improve it.

 

Data center operators and facility managers are facing new challenges in energy efficiency, power outages, and rack space. But with energy as the largest cost for data centers, the need to optimize power to avoid big costs is greater than ever. Additionally, not only are tenants demanding greater energy efficiency and renewable energy facilities, large capital providers are putting greater importance on reducing their impact on the environment. So, it’s no wonder data center operators and managers are struggling to keep up with the growing industry demands while reducing costs.


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5 Lessons from Netflix about Rebounding from Failure

Lessons we learn from NetflixBusiness failure doesn’t necessarily mean going out of business. Learn these 5 ways from the highly respected and successful business, Netflix, on how to grow your business out of failure.


Owning and running a successful business is a major challenge for both new and experienced business owners. According to the Small Business Administration, roughly 1/5 of startups fail in the first year, roughly half of all businesses fail within 5 years, and only about 1/3 survive 10 years or more.   

 

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5 Unexpected Ways Being Challenging at Work Can Grow Your Business

Developing leadershipDevelop your leadership and management skills and improve your business relationships by being challenging.


It may seem contradictory, but being challenging at work—in very specific ways—can actually help your business succeed. Most leaders feel a bit uncomfortable delivering criticism to employees or giving difficult feedback to clients but relaying constructive criticism is absolutely necessary for the success of your business.  

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What Owners Need to Know About DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) in Commercial Buildings

Close-up of male hand holding smartphone and typing on a laptop keyboardTired of the dreaded, “Can you hear me now?”, cell phone call? Consider improving mobile connectivity by installing in-building commercial DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems).  

 

Mobile connectivity is essential to the success of businesses so it’s no wonder Owners want to improve it within their commercial buildings. Dealing with weak cellular and WiFi signal can cause disruption and headaches for Owners, tenants, customers, and employees alike.

 

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7 Ways to Grow Your Business Through Downsizing

Downsizing office spaceGrowing your bottom line may mean downsizing your office spaceHowever, before you downsize, here are some things to think about.  


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usiness owners often think that growing their business means relocating to a bigger space. While that’s often true, growing your business can also mean downsizing your physical office space. We know it sounds counter-intuitive but it’s a growing trend for businesses that want to expand their bottom line and manage expenses. After all, thanks to the web conferencing and the cloud, many businesses no longer need a lot of physical space for conference rooms, filing cabinets, or server rooms 

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