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“IBM Storage Training” by Joe Estok on August 31, 2015

Hello everyone. I will be attending an IBM Storage conference Oct. 13 – 16, 2015. These are very exciting times for me these days at Better Direct. It has definitely been a welcomed challenge, but over the past few months I have learned about all of these new technologies. Due to the caring nature my upper brasses, they have provided me the necessary tools to get the job done and they have eased the learning curve. With that being said, I continue to strive to be the best and my customers will always receive my undivided attention no matter how… Read More

“Alternate Memory Can Be Used” by Scott Kane on August 31, 2015

If you are shopping for memory for your servers or computers keep in mind that you do not really need to obtain memory from the manufacturer of your device. Memory can be purchased through alternative manufacturers such as Axiom, Kingston, Edge and Many other manufacturers that Better Direct supplies. Some manufacturers will tell you if you use products from alternate manufacturers in your device, that the warranty will be voided. I was recently reading on and I found out that the fact is that the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 Guards against this. In the workstation and server… Read More

“Technology Amazement” by Laurence Valdez on August 27, 2015

I have always been amazed about technology and I remember when I was a kid I had a transistor radio and it was just amazing. People couldn’t imagine a time when they could turn a knob and instant sound would play. The idea was unheard of because every radio and/or television (TV) had tubes. There would be a never ending wait and then an eerie electronic hum while the TV was warming up. It seemed like it took an eternity sometimes. Those waits were especially long on Saturday when we waited to watch cartoons. All that technology and the TV… Read More

“Protect your Business” by Scott Kane on August 21, 2015

Do you remember when Amazon’s computer system went down in 2013 for about 30 minutes, which caused the company to lose about $31,000 per minute. Technology is great when it works! It is important to guard against this by backing up to the cloud and to be able to recover quickly from a mishap like this. Companies like StorageCraft are around to save the day and help prevent this for folks who want to protect themselves. Their solutions are customized to meet your needs. You can back-up your system’s data, manage back up images, and replicate to the secure storage… Read More

“Bluetooth Makes Life Easier” by Scott Kane on August 19, 2015

I guess the following will make my age evident. I became interested in electronics in the 1970’s when reel to reel, eight track, and cassette recorder/players were dominant technologies in the music industry. That may have been long ago, but it does not mean that technology is dead. I recently heard from a friend that because of high demand, there will be a Swiss audio manufacturer will be going back to making tape recorders incorporated with today’s technologies like Bluetooth.   Who would have ever thought that you would be able to connect your phone or computer to wirelessly via… Read More

“Customer Service” by Joe Estok on August 11, 2015

It seems to me that for some reason when companies take your money for services, they think the sales process has ended. At Better Direct, we pride ourselves on our detail oriented customer service. We make the sales process as seamless as possible to get you and your team the solution that best fits your needs.   Let’s be honest and admit that IT is a very chaotic industry. Infrastructure managers should never have to worry about hardware or software maintenance expiring. That is why we don’t let that happen. We will stay on top of your account, but we… Read More

“Learning Made Easy” by Scott Kane on August 11, 2015

I just read an article on about the fact that LinkedIn purchased for $1.5 billion earlier this year, which will help people easily gain skills. Information about working professionals and businesses are being drawn from LinkedIn, which will help employees get in touch with online classes that will prevent any shortcomings they may have had in their education profile.  This new tool will help people by giving them learning flexibility and not forcing them to rely only to on the job training.  LinkedIn has compiled data from companies about what experience will be needed to fill various… Read More

“The NSA’s Role in the Cyber World” by Anissa R. Castro-Stopher on August 10, 2015

The 2015 presidential debates have been a tailspin this year (as usual) but one particular subject that grabbed my attention was the debate between the National Security Agency (NSA) and Rand Paul that delved into the point of the U.S. Government being able to tap into the personal computer systems of any citizen they deem fit. They claim they only do it if the person appears to be participating in “suspicious activity”…or so the story goes. But how are we to know who and why anyone is looking into our personal computers, and for what reasons? Now this sounds to… Read More

“Technology All Around Us” by Anissa Castro-Stopher on August 6, 2015

I’ve noticed lately that technology has taken a giant leap in innovation. And as I look around I see every day the new developments in technology and the potential it has on helping people who need it most. So what’s new in innovative technology? I’ve been taking an interest in the complexity of the technology involved in hand surgery because my father works as a surgeon’s technician. My father said that there have been few developments in technology for hand surgeries. Most of the patients who have gone through major traumatic hand injuries, almost never gain feeling or complete movement… Read More

“Stomp the Comp.“ by Joe Estok on August 3, 2015

I have to say it was a very good week for us here at Better Direct. After dissecting and vetting channel partners for their upcoming project, the V.A. has selected Better Direct to drive their power initiative for this year. It was only by engaging the main players and presenting them with a solution that made sense that this came to fruition. Remember you are only as good as your last deal. For more information about power back up or protection, please reach out to Joe at Better Direct.   Joe Estok 480-921-3858 ext260… Read More

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