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The Basics of IT Asset Disposal

July 11, 2019

Having a secure way to handle IT equipment disposal is crucial to protect a company’s sensitive data and brand. With the way technology is constantly evolving, IT asset disposal is becoming more complicated and riskier for your business. Companies used to simply dump old equipment into landfills, however doing this not only puts your data at risk for theft but can also have implications with the law. To protect your company and its data, you need professional ITAD services.

Why ITAD?

ITAD is an acronym standing for Information Technology Asset Disposition, and it’s all about disposing of unwanted equipment in a safe manner. It’s crucial to find an ITAD company that you trust to dispose of and recycle your unused equipment in a responsible manner. If data stored on your devices isn’t decommissioned properly or responsibly your company is at risk for a data breach.

The highly specialized machinery you use to run your company needs to be decommissioned by an expert; not only for the sake of your privacy but also because specialists will be able to recycle parts and handle the machinery in the most environmentally friendly and efficient manner.

Click Read More to learn the three main steps to take to prepare your Assets for being decommissioned.

ServerMonkey Renews Company’s Certification, R2 Certified Recycler Since 2016

June 17, 2019

The IT Company Continues to Meet Highest Standards for Electronics Recycling, Achieving Responsible Recycling (R2) Standard Certification Again in 2019

Houston, TX, June 17, 2019 -- ServerMonkey, a full-service information technology company specializing in new and refurbished enterprise servers and networking equipment, in addition to IT asset disposition and recycling services, has once again achieved certification for the Responsible Recycling (R2) Standard.

“Being an R2 Certified recycler of IT equipment affirms our company’s commitment to practicing the highest standards for recycling and refurbishment,” says Bashar Hindi, ServerMonkey Vice President of Sales. “This Certification also assures our customers that ServerMonkey complies with all applicable laws and regulations while protecting against data breaches and environmental liabilities that can result from improper disposal of IT assets.”

ServerMonkey first became R2 Certified in 2016 and has since continued to meet the high standards year after year, but after three years R2 Certified companies must repeat the full certification process, explains Hindi. ServerMonkey reapplied and was again awarded the certification.

Servers 101: Server Overheating and Prevention Tips

June 13, 2019

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If you deal with servers and IT matters on a daily basis, you probably know the importance of creating a cool, comfortable environment for those valuable pieces of hardware. Sure, most systems employ cooling fans to tackle the heat, but in many cases, fans alone may not prevent server overheating from causing a meltdown.


What Happens When Servers Overheat?

Server nodes produce heat. A LOT of heat. That’s why servers are outfitted with CPU cooling fans, and data center managers get creative with high-tech ventilation systems to shuck heat away from the server.

When the nodes around the CPU reach temperatures around 85-90°F and remain at that temperature for several minutes, you run the risk of potentially blowing the CPU. Meltdown. In many cases, nothing is salvageable in this situation, and you’re out a very important piece of equipment that may serve critical business operations.

In a situation such as this, even if the CPU is replaced and your server is once again functional after the overheating incident, you may still run into problems down the road due to the meltdown. Since critical components such as the memory, motherboard, and power supply were exposed to extreme heat, they are much more prone to fail sooner rather than later.

IAITAM ACE 2019 Conference & Exhibition Recap

June 3, 2019

We had a great time at the IAITAM ACE 2019 last month catching up with the ITAM community in San Diego! Check out some snapshots of the expo below.

Servers 101: Blade Server vs Rack vs Tower – What’s the Difference?

May 28, 2019

Rack servers

Blades, racks, and towers – each type of server essentially performs the same function, so how do you know which type will be best for your business?

If you’re a seasoned IT professional, chances are you’ve already taken a stance on the topic; whether it be out of preference or necessity. But if you’re new to the server game, or are considering an overhaul of your data center, you may have questions about which type will best fit your needs and budget.

Why Buying the Cheapest Servers is Not Always Best

May 14, 2019

Many individuals and IT groups search for cheap servers to help meet their budgets, and in some instances find great deals on quality equipment, including enterprise-level hardware. However, buying the cheapest servers and networking equipment is not always the best decision.

If your purchase of used IT hardware is based solely on the lowest price found, you may not get the benefits of buying from a trusted source. Instead, what first appeared to be a good deal becomes a costly mistake you regret.

Below are a few of those benefits you don’t want to miss. Consider them when making your next IT hardware purchase.

ServerMonkey Sponsors IAITAM ACE 2019 Conference & Exhibition in San Diego CA

May 9, 2019

Exhibiting at Booth 13 in the IAITAM ACE Exhibition Hall May 22nd, ServerMonkey will showcase its enterprise IT Asset Disposition services.

Houston, TX, May 9, 2019 -- ServerMonkey, a full service IT partner, is proudly serving as a bronze sponsor of the upcoming IAITAM ACE 2019 (International Association of IT Asset Managers Annual Conference & Exhibition), the world’s largest annual event of its kind. The event kicks off May 22, 2019, in San Diego, CA. ServerMonkey will exhibit at Booth 13 in the Exhibition Hall the same day, showcasing the company’s ITAD services and solutions, and enterprise IT products.

This year’s IAITAM ACE will be held May 22-24 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The 3-day industry-leading event brings together CIOs, COOs, CTOs, IT asset managers and a wide range of other industry professionals to explore the latest in IT asset management and its impact on business.

Servers 101: How Much RAM Do You Need

May 1, 2019

So, you’ve decided to purchase what will be your company’s dedicated server. That’s great! Your company intranet or website will undoubtedly be forever grateful for your decision to invest in its future. As you choose your new server’s specifications, you breeze through the CPU options, hard drive choices, and RAID configuration... and then it’s time to make your server RAM selection.

As you pour over the multiple RAM options available, you ask yourself, “how much RAM do I really need, anyway?”

Let’s start at the beginning:

What is Server RAM?

RAM (random access memory) is an essential component of any hardware that’s designed to perform computing tasks. RAM allows space for your computer or server to write and read information to be accessed by the CPU. When folks talk about a computer’s server memory, they’re most likely referring to its RAM.

Channel Partners Conference & Expo Recap

April 17, 2019

We had a great time at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo last week catching up with our friends in the channel! Check out some snapshots of the expo below and be sure to join us in San Diego for IAITAM ACE 2019 next month.

ServerMonkey at CPCE 2019

What to Look For in an ITAD Partner

April 4, 2019

How to Find the Right Partner Amongst ITAD Companies

Choosing a vendor for IT asset disposition services is not an easy task. While you can quickly find many ITAD companies advertising similar services, selecting the best partner for your business takes time and research.

Partner with the right vendor and you will feel confident your company’s IT assets are decommissioned and disposed of in a secure, compliant, and environmentally-friendly way, one that mitigates the risks associated with improper disposal. If security protocols don’t require destruction of the assets, you may even gain a return on your investment.

So, how do you know what to look for when searching for a new ITAD company?