Recycling and Donating Electronics

Even if you have a consumption reducing program, your company will have electronics that are at the end of their useful life.  Moving is a time when companies purge the old and electronics are no exception.  Designing a new office is a great time to modernize and check the usefulness of computers and peripherals.  Monitors, printers and battery backups are a few of the devices that you should examine closely.  Upgrading monitors and printers can give you a real return-on-investment and too often our battery backups are overlooked or neglected. LAN System has a free recycling program.  You can drop off your equipment at our office or we will make arrangements for pickup during your normal on-site support.   If you know of a school or charity that accepts donated electronics, we can prepare your equipment for donation.  There is a charge for this service as we will clean up data and … [Read more...]

Green IT Initiatives – Power Saving

Here are two easy ways to save power on your desktop PC by enabling energy saving settings: The first is to turn off the monitor after a period of inactivity.  Choose a time in minutes that will turn off the display. You can easily bring the monitor back to life by keyboard input or moving the mouse.  Screen savers were originally used to prevent burn in on CRTs but quickly grew in popularity as a way to personalize the computer experience.  LCD displays use a different technology and are not afflicted with burn in of static images.  LCDs can display a ghostly image called image persistence, but it usually takes care of itself.  To save power, turn off the monitor.  Screen savers can be cool and entertaining, but they don’t give you power savings. The second is to set the Sleep and Hibernation in the Power Options.  Sleep allows you to quickly get back to full power and resume … [Read more...]