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[PRESS RELEASE] – TurnKey Internet, Inc. introduces their Partner Reseller Program with the TurnKey Desk 2.0   no comments

Posted at Sep 30, 2013 @ 10:46am Announcement,green,New York Datacenter,Press Release

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LATHAM, NEW YORK (September 30, 2013) – Sustainable IT solutions provider TurnKey Internet, Inc. announced today the launch of their TurnKey Desk Partner Program. As an independent partner of TurnKey Internet, reseller clients are able to earn commission off supporting the setup and sales of the brand new TurnKey Desk Virtual Office Network. The “TurnKey Desk 2.0” allows users to easily access what traditionally would be their desktop, now on a smartphone, tablet, or thin client.

“Our intention is to setup a network of independent partner reseller clients throughout the US that are equipped with the tools and knowledge they need to promote and sell the Turnkey Desk 2.0.” Tim Kirsch, Executive Vice President at TurnKey Internet stated, “We have already had some great success with this program with the limited exposure we have promoted thus far. Now that the major upgrades with the Turnkey Desk 2.0 are in place, we feel we are ready to expand our efforts utilizing a network of localized resellers.”

The TurnKey Desk can be used for companies in which hundreds of employees are able to share files and documents with each other, be it down the hall, across the country or around the globe. Files can be accessed, shared and stored securely to help make sharing documents easier and more efficient. The TurnKey Desk can be preloaded with applications useful for both individuals and businesses. Such applications include Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as any customizable business applications needed.

“One of the reasons why the virtual desktop market is expanding is because of their ability to replace aging office Desktop PC networks and save companies money,” CEO, Adam Wills said. “For example thin clients cost far less than PC’s with less moving parts and need for maintenance. Since thin clients are only being used to access the virtual desktops, there are almost no IT related costs for companies once it is setup.”

About Turnkey Internet

Founded in 1999, TurnKey Internet, Inc. is a full-service green data center and leading provider of sustainable web hosting and IT solutions. From its SSAE 16 Type 2 certified facility in Latham, NY—New York’s Tech Valley Region—TurnKey offers web hosting, communication services, web-based IT systems, software as a service (SaaS), enterprise colocation services, and computing as a service to clients in more than 150 countries. For more information, please call (518) 618-0999 or visit www.turnkeyinternet.net/media.

 

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Written by Dylan on September 30th, 2013

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Laptop vs. Tablet: A Technical Dilemma   2 comments

Posted at Mar 5, 2013 @ 12:41pm gadgets and gizmos,Story Time at TurnKey

bigstock-The-computer-sinks-in-water-15728288Howdy’ do, Turnkey Lovers?

It’s your favorite technician, back again, with another piece of knowledge from my heart to yours. Well, that’s a bit misleading, as I actually need your help.

You see, not too long ago, my girlfriend and I drove down to good ol’ Georgia to spend Christmas with my family. This was the first time that my girlfriend spent with my family. Yeah, we’ve been dating for 2-years-plus and this was her first time meeting them. Well, let’s fast forward a bit here in the story. She met the family and everyone loved her, as expected. Now, this is a rather long drive to make from New York to Georgia. It actually took us about 16 hours. Not too bad, especially when you have some technology to keep you entertained.

What do you pack for technology on a trip? For us, it was:

1. Cellphone (x2)
2. Cellphone charger
3. Laptop (x2)

You might think we should have brought a GPS, but we both have Samsung Galaxy 3’s, so we didn’t need one.

Let’s jump ahead again to the drive back up to New York after a GREAT few days in Georgia. This is where things got interesting. On the way back, we placed one of our laptops on the back seat. At one point, we had to hit our brakes pretty hard…as there are people who can’t drive safely…and the laptop flew under the seat. Now, this wouldn’t be that big of deal, unless you add in a wet carpet from water leaking into the car. Well, as anyone out there may know…

Laptop + water = water damage.

We were hoping and praying that the laptop would be fine. That by some miracle, the laptop—let’s call her “Lappy”—would be OK. Well, this wasn’t exactly the case. When we booted it on, the video display wouldn’t even display anything. I knew Lappy was still online, but we couldn’t access her. Since I’m a slayer of tickets, fighting for top-notch customer support for every Turnkey Client, I knew the video card was now damaged. This put me in quite a conundrum:

1. Replace the laptop?
2. Replace the motherboard?
3. Purchase a tablet to replace the laptop?

Option 1 and option 2 are very similar. If I replace the laptop, it would essentially be the same as replacing the motherboard, and the cost would be just about equal. Enter: Option 3; purchase a tablet to replace the laptop. Now, this seems like a good option. I’ve been considering a tablet purchase for months, and what better time to get one than when your laptop dies because your carpet is too wet? Before I make such financial decisions, I like to look at the pros and cons. Here is a list of some of the pros and cons I’ve developed for this particular situation:

Pros:
• Upgraded version from broken laptop (bought said laptop in 2007)
• Greater mobility
• Increased computing power (over old laptop)
• Touch screen
• Pricing

Cons:
• No physical keyboard to do work from home
• Easier to break (moving it a lot more than a laptop)
• Inability to run work-related software (like VPN, for instance)

Based off that information, I feel that the best option may be to go with purchasing a new laptop. I would still be able to use a lot of my work software that I’m not sure would work on a tablet, and that’s important. On the other hand, I could just buy the tablet and drive into the office to do any other work, which wouldn’t be too much trouble for someone who lives only 10 minutes away. Looks like I still have some thinking to do…

This isn’t a typical blog post, but we’re not a typical hosting company.
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Written by Jeremy on March 5th, 2013

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