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OhioHealth Taking care of Safety and Maintenance

OhioHealth is a company that takes employee and contractor safety seriously. They are also a company that knows the importance of preventative maintenance when managing a mission critical facility. This is illustrated by several recent system studies and equipment modifications at OhioHealth’s corporate data center facility. In 2015, OhioHealth hired TechSite to perform a Short Circuit, Arc...

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Giving Back

Every year TechSite makes year-end contributions to several charities based on customer survey responses.  We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact through giving. Here are the charities we are proud to say we are contributing to:  Boys and Girls Club of America Humane Society of the United States Wounded Warrior Project Down syndrome Achieves We appreciate...

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Does Your Design/Build Team Have Experience In Mission Critical Spaces?

You have finally received approval to move forward and perform your mission critical facility upgrade project. You have spent years developing the design requirements and getting approval from management for your project. Now it is time to select the best team to perform the work. Do you select a team that is a design/build generalist or do you select a team that specializes in designing and...

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TechSite - one of the best places to work in 2014!

Central Ohio’s original program by Columbus Business First was held in November honoring the area’s best places to work in 2014. At this event, TechSite has been nominated and finished in the Top 10 for Micro business. “This was the 6th year in a row that TechSite has been a Best Places to Work Company and we couldn’t be more excited! We are honored to have amazing people with strong team...

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Getting All The Life From Your Batteries Vs. Putting Your Facility At Risk

This is a very good article and touches on most issues and just to add my 1 ½ cents worth, here are a few things that come to mind. We all know that the best way to avoid a failure is to change the battery string before end of life. With the tight budgets and relative high cost of batteries, most data center managers want to get all they can out of each battery string. There is a fine line...

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Your UPS(s) are 20 Years Old - What Do You Do?

You realize your UPS(s) are 20 years old when you get a letter from the manufacturer saying they will no longer be supporting the older model – What do you do? Start by answering these questions: – Do you do a push pull - old for new? Do you install a new unit and transfer and/or refeed the critical loads? Do you upgrade capacity? Do you schedule an outage for change or is there a way...

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TechSite to be the Keynote Speaker at the Central Ohio AFCOM Chapter Meeting

The Association for Data Center Professionals AFCOM, the leading association of data center and facilities management professionals, is a dynamic community providinga forum for discussion, learning and problem-solving. This month, OhioHealth is hosting the central Ohio AFCOM  meeting and Data Center tour. We are pleased to announce that TechSite will be the keynote speaker for this event....

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TechSite Gives Back to the Community at the United Way Volunteer Event

At the United Way’s Community Care Day in Union County TechSite was among the 735 people from workplaces, churches, and organizations who volunteered to work on the landscaping projects and spring cleaning. TechSite revitalized the old playground equipment at the Daily Needs Assistance Pantry.  “As we were working the school buses let out and kids were excited-many yelling Thank You!”...

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Jim Schrader Featured in 2014 State of the Industry - Technology Edition

Jim Schrader, President of TechSite, was among those featured when the Clark Schaefer Hackett firm gathered a select few recently named “People to Know in Technology”.  According to the article, these technology leaders are recognized as the most influential in Central Ohio illuminated the universal trends, challenges and opportunities seen nationally across the sector today.  From...

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Arc Flash Mitigation, Part 2

In Part 1 of this discussion we covered the increasing emphasis on Arc Flash hazards in relation to working on your facility’s electrical distribution systems. We also emphasized the importance having an Arc Flash Hazard study performed if you do not yet understand the hazard ratings of your gear. Now we want to discuss mitigation techniques that can be considered. The incident energy of an...

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