Mining IT operations

IT for Precious Metal Mining

IT for Precious Metal Mining

Navigating the world of Information Technology (IT) is difficult. Add environmental factors such as lightning strikes, earthquakes, fire and monsoons and you have a maze of best practices to conquer.

With over 15 years experience in supporting mining operations around the world, www.ITsupplyHouse.com offers the latest in serversrugged PC, laptops and licensing support. When located in the jungle or desert protecting your hardware is different as the continent you are on. Dust proof cases, vibration tested memory, SSD hard drives surge protected switches and high performing wireless devices all aid in the long term success of your mining project.

Licensing software can be a tricky mine field to navigate alone. Let the experts at www.ITsupplyHouse.com consolidate manage and expedite your licencing issues for you. Consolidating SLAs can provide additional discounts and expedite delivery to your mining project.

Networking and server administration can provide a unique challenge.  Environmental factors such as dust and moisture can adversely affect hardware performance.  High availability servers and storage systems require constant attention.  Custom storage enclosures provide great protection from the elements.

  • Network performance
  • Server application monitoring
  • IT help desk
  • Asset lifecycle management
  • Customer support software
  • Active directory management
  • Active directory auditing
  • Self service password management

Providing the above tools to your IT management team give them the ability to proactively manage the network and not react to network issues.  Keeping 2 steps ahead of hackers and DDOS attacks allows your team to proactively monitor and protect your network.

For additional information contact www.itsupplyhouse.com/contact.php

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Mining IT operations

IT for Mining Operations

IT for Mining Operations

ITsupplyHouse.com has over 15 years experience serving mining operations around the world, supporting operations in such areas as Angola, Ghana and South Africa.  Providing the correct hardware for the area is key to long term operational success.  Protecting networking equipment from lightning strikes, brownouts and power outages will ensure your equipment for the long term.

Supporting international mining operations from an IT perspective can be challenging to say the least.  Software updates, CAD Software, security software and IT support present an unique challenge with remote locations.  Satellite connections, wireless and long fiber optic runs all require specialized equipment and personnel on site.

Choosing the correct hardware can reduce downtime and logistical expense from the beginning.  Let their experts and their years of experience aid your next IT project.  Specializing in large data networks with multiple servers, storage arrays, fiber switches and customized enclosures all to better support your mining operation and minimize downtime.

www.ITsupplyHouse.com offers consolidation services and IT pre-configuration services, where they will install and test the equipment prior to sending the system to you.  Please post any questions here regarding this service.

If you are looking to streamline your IT procurement for your international mining operations and expedite your shipment to your global locations  contact www.ITsupplyHouse.com/contact.php for a bid on your next IT project.

Let the experts at www.ITsupplyHouse.com aggregate your software licenses and expedite delivery to you.  In most cases license codes can be made available in 2-3 days.

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How to become an Ingram Micro Vendor Fast!

How to become an Ingram Micro Vendor Fast!

Get your products listed in as few as 8 weeks!  Simple fast and easy!  Step #1 CONTACT US TODAY.

Titan Channel Partners has a 100% success getting manufacturer’s products listed in Ingram Micro, the top tier channel distributor.  After a very simple contract process, which Titan Channel Partners walks you through, you will be assigned your Ingram Micro Vendor number and will be ready to start getting your Ingram Micro skus assigned to your account.

Many believe the process to get listed in Ingram Micro as a vendor is a cumbersome process…. Nothing could be further from the truth.  Here at Titan Channel Partners we navigate the paperwork and expedite the process in as few as 8 weeks.  We have seen the process take as little as 6 weeks to get on board with Ingram Micro.

However many make the mistake that the process stops after the Ingram skus are assigned, not the case, it has only just begun.

Now that your products are listed in the hundreds of thousands of Ingram Micro skus, how will the customers find you?

This is where Titan Channel Partners excels, we custom tailor a marketing program to get your products noticed by the large eTailers.

Using our years of experience in the channel and working with our existing relationships, we can use our influence with the category buyers to display your products on their prestigious and influential web space for a faction of the traditional cost.  In some cases we have negotiated ad campaigns for little or no cost to the vendor.

Steps to becoming an Ingram Micro Vendor:

1.  Get the products listed in Ingram Micro Fast

2.  Promote the products through our network of influential eTailers

3.  Watch your sales grow!

Not all vendor setups can be easy, but in our experience and our 100% success rate, we have great confidence that you can become an Ingram Micro Vendor Fast!

Review our other article www.titanchannelpartners.com/distribution-services/how-to-get-5-skus-into-ingram-micro-distribution  for additional information on Ingram Micro vendor setup.

For additional information CONTACT US  or post your question or comment here

How can lawyers get more clients

How can lawyers get more clients

Many industries turn to Google Adwords and start a pay-per-click campaign.  Others will spend their budget on a SEO firm to help optimize their existing website in the hopes of attracting organic traffic (non-paying search).

Many small practices typically create a website and then leave it alone.  These firms have grown accustomed to the look of their website and in some cases get very emotional when it comes to changing it.  Unfortunately change is part of the internet, the static website of the past has been replaced by the new interactive versions of today.  No more should you wait to receive a phone call or e-mail from a client who saw your website, but they should be able to IM CHAT with your representative in real time.

Web development has progressed to instantly respond to customers needing information and the legal sector is no different.  If you are still waiting for the phone to ring or a new client e-mail to appear in your IN BOX….You may be waiting quite awhile.

Clients want to engage with you instantly they do not want to wait for their e-mail or phone call to be returned.  But wait, we are getting ahead of ourselves.  First the client needs to find you.

So how will a client find you?

  • Referral
  • Yellow Pages (Not likely)
  • Search Engine
  • Billboards

Your local customer will typically conduct a local search on the web and engage the first, usually the only attorney, that responds to their request.  So we recommend telling clients about your specialties and success stories everyday!  Let the client read about your expertise in specific areas such as litigation, tax, family law, criminal defense, DVM, DUI, probate and trusts.  Let the client engage you directly on your webpage, post a question, leave a comment or IM CHAT.

Dedicate an employee to monitor and respond to these post daily.  No one goes home until all of the posts for the day have been answered.

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Make your cell phone battery last longer

Make your cell phone battery last longer

Have you ever accidently left your cell phone on when on a plane?

Your battery is drained quickly.  When the phone works hard to maintain a connection with the cell tower, you pay the price in battery life.

Your 4G phone will attempt to connect to 4G no matter how weak the 4G signal is, therefore the battery will decrease rapidly while searching or switching between 2G/3G and 4G.

Speed is Everything: The new 4G networks offer data speeds several times faster than 3G which is comparable to the broadband Internet services delivered to homes and businesses through cable TV or phone lines. 4G speeds vary by wireless provider. Signal boosters, such as the zBoost DataBlast, aid in amplifying weak 4G signal indoors.

Multiple Users: A single 4G connection has a large capacity and is able to be shared by multiple users, just like a home broadband link. Users can use it to set up a “mobile hotspot” that can connect several laptops or smartphones to the Internet through the 4G connection.

View the entire line of personal and business line of cellular booster at: http://itsupplyhouse.com/products/zboost.php

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How to get 5 skus into Ingram Micro Distribution

How to get 5 skus into Ingram Micro Distribution

Do you think you need to be NASDAQ listed to be a vendor in Ingram Micro?

Could your company benefit from over 200,000 resellers purchasing your products?

We urge you to contact us and let us help you get 5 skus into Ingram Micro Distribution.  Our years of experience in the channel has helped start-up and established companies accelerate their sales by offering their products into the channel.

This multibillion top tier distributor offers over 20,000 world-wide associates in 37 countries with 119 distribution centers.  Their 3PL services can streamline your business and reduce your overhead costs.  Reducing shipping, accounting and inventory expenses are just some of the benefits of using Ingram Micro Distribution services.

If you once where in the channel and now are looking to get back in, or it you have never been, let our firm help and expedite this process for you.  We can fast track the process and you could see your products in the Ingram Micro database in a few as 6 weeks.

Manufacturers of consumer products such as mice, keyboards or other peripherals are still needed in distribution.  We have yet to see a category be denied due to their offering.  Enterprise products are also welcome, such as high-end networking, storage and services have a place in distribution too.

Since 1979 Ingram Micro has assisted technology companies identify markets and distribute their goods in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible, using the latest technology and best practices of third party logistic services.  Retail and eTailers using EDI software can seamlessly place an order, have it shipped at a click of a button, or in most cases the process is automated.  No button clicking is needed.

In addition to these services we offer a full range of representation services.  Our sales reps will introduce your products to the top tier etail and retail customers in the channel.  We will negotiate marketing programs to offer you the best possible price on services.  You are 100% in control of all the marketing programs.  It is your decision to participate or not.

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Need a custom Kiosk builder to include wifi, a display panel and a custom stand?

Titan Channel Partners is a custom kiosk builder for companies looking for specialized kiosks to be used in display windows, trade shows and as floor displays.

Working with 4 or 5 vendors to integrate a variety of IT equipment is a daunting task.  We simplify the process by providing all the integration under one roof.  We supply all of the equipment, oversee construction, install in the field and provide post deployment support.  We also maintain brake fix inventory for equipment in the field for prompt repair services.

Weather you are wiring a 30,000 sq foot night club or looking for a stand alone kiosk for your retail location, TCP has the options and flexibility you need.

Looking for backend support of your existing network? Our datacenter expertise can assist you with managing content updates on a worldwide scale.  Our kiosk builders and designers can provide cloud support or local USB updates for your content.

Using the latest materials and building techniques Titan Channel Partners can design and integrate your kiosk to meet our display needs.  Consider a standalone kiosk at the entrance of your store or a double-sided 55″ LCD panel hanging from you store window.  These double sided panel can be configured to display a brighter image on side that the other when exposed to sunlight.  Using embedded media players the content on these panel can be updated remotely and as often as you want.

Here is a tip for your next custom build.  The next time you are welding two pieces of metal together, consider covering up the weld with automotive bondo.  Instead of seeing the weld after the painting process, you see a smooth fillet and gives your display a custom molded appearance.  For an additional custom look consider routing your cables through the frame buy cutting custom holes to allow for CAT5/CAT6, USB and power cables.

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Where have all the good resellers gone?

Having been in the IT business for over 15 years, we are very familiar with the quick quote artist and the slow or nonexistent reply reseller.

Recently we had a request for a very particular piece of software that required a quote from an authorized dealer.  So as many customers we approached this very prestigious three letter Big Board traded company.  Knowing we would not get past their elaborate phone tree we went directly for their online chat.  We were quickly given the name of the product that would fulfill the needs of our customer.

We then clicked on all the authorized partners in the area and proceeded to contact them and request a quote.  Now this is were our story takes a terrible turn.  Of the 10 resellers we contacted only two returned our call.  None returned any of our e-mails, two of the resellers had never heard of this three letter high availability storage leader of which had listed them has dealers of their products.

The one reseller who did contacts us said they would request a quote for the industrial distributor ( located in Arizona) and would revert to us shortly.  Well after two days he was not able to get the distributor to answer his request.  We have accounts with Ingram Micro, D&H, Synnex and can login or e-mail our sales rep with the part number and get a quote in minutes.  Why this was so difficult is beyond me.

After three days the sales rep had given up and referred me to his sale engineers who had a work around for us.  Granted the work around is functional but as the factory I would be upset that the reseller was not able to quote us the $2k software which would be 98% profit to the manufacturer.

The solution to this problem is very simple.  Periodically drill down your list of published resellers on your website and conduct a little blind shopper experiment.  If this is the first line of introduction the public will have to your product line you want qualified, competent and quick responding companies on the front lines.  I understand that in small or medium size companies when there has a been a growth explosion or resources are low this will be difficult to conduct even on a quarterly basis.  But when a company has over 50,000 employees worldwide and they still do not perform this fact finding task, I think that they are not focused on new or growing their business and are comfortable with their current earnings and stock price.  Lets face it the typical investor in this stock will never see its products face to face or ever interact with the company.

So why is it that they have a 10% higher price target than their current stock price?  It makes me think that their PR firm is telling a much different story than those of us in trenches are experiencing.  This is not our firms first time experiencing this type of corporate mismanagement but when a company has the means and the personnel to correct the problem….what are they waiting for?

How HDBaseT can save you money

Have you heard of HDBaseT?

Through the HDBaseT Alliance www.hdbaset.org companies are merging video and ethernet technologies.  Offering a POE (Power over Ethernet) solution to you in a single CAT5e/6 cable.

HDBaseT is a connectivity standard for whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

The HDBaseT 5Play™ feature set enables delivering the following over a single 100m / 328ft CAT5e / 6 cable:

  • Video full HD / 3D and 2K / 4K uncompressed video
  • Audio supports all standard formats, including Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS HD-Master Audio
  • Ethernet 100Mb Ethernet, enabling communication between televisions, sound systems, computers, and other CE devices
  • Control enables multiple control signals for multiple purposes: Consumer Electronic Controls
  • Power Up to 100W of DC power can also be delivered over the same CAT5e/6 cable

Now all of this sound great but how can it save you money.  Consider this, if you are installing 4 displays in your quick serve restaurant as menu boards typically you would need a permit from the county and have an electrician plum conduit to power all of the displays.

Working with companies in California such as One Button Inc, we can reduce installation costs as much as 70%.  Utilizing only cable drops to power the displays reduces the costs for additional electrical, county and state permit requirements and labor.

Although HDBaseT uses the same coding technology as Ethernet and even has an Ethernet channel, it is not Ethernet or packet based. HDBaseT simply relies on the same physical cabling which provides the inherent benefits of the cost-effective CAT infrastructure.

For additional information contact info@TitanChannelPartners.com or see www.hdbaset.org for more technical information on this new technology.

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