Josh Mahan

Hey, I’m Josh, the owner of C&C Technology Group. C&C is a top technology advisory company in the United States. My goal is to bring my company’s knowledge direct to you through product reviews, technology education, brand highlights, and more.

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Don’t Hire Uncertified Fiber Installers: Here’s Why

There’s a good reason why the job outlook for fiber line installers is expected to increase by 6% over the next decade. We rely on these professionals to help bring high-speed internet to our places of business.  Sadly, the high demand for fiber installers has led to a severe problem. There are a lot of

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Category 6A Cables: THE Choice for New Installs

The twisted pair of cables associated with ethernet has constantly been evolving over the decades. Unfortunately, this evolution can make it challenging to decide which type of cable is right for your building.  Should you go with the latest twisted pair cable offering? Or go with the tried and true method? Here at C &

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Active Shooter Detection Technology for Retail

After the recent grocery store shooting in Buffalo, retail business owners are more concerned than ever before about active shooters. No one enjoys thinking about the possibility of a shooting in their retail business.  But the reality is that this problem isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. The good news is that there have

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Understanding Data Center Energy Consumption

Think of data centers as the brains of the internet—they process, store, and communicate all of the data behind the services we rely on every day, from social media to scientific computing.  To do this, data centers use various IT devices, all of which require a significant amount of energy use. For example, servers perform

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Data Center Power Design: AVOID THESE MISTAKES

Effective power design in data centers is a critical component of their ability to work successfully and accurately without encountering a range of potentially disastrous issues, including instances of total power failure that lead to significant losses. Mistakes are pretty standard when creating optimal data center power design, especially when developed by undertrained data center

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Data Center Cabling Best Practices Guide

Data Center Cabling Best Practices Guide

When it comes to data center cabling, there’s a lot to consider. Where do you lay your cable? What type of cable should you use? How can you create the most efficient system possible? Here are some best practices to utilize when planning your data center cabling needs. 5 Considerations For Efficient Cabling Efficiency is

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Understanding True, Reactive, & Apparent Power

Understanding True, Reactive, & Apparent Power

Alternating current (AC) power is the type of power you use when you plug your technology into the wall, and it provides steady, reliable power generation for most applications. But the power that a circuit utilizes isn’t as straightforward as you might think. There is typically a measurement of the circuit’s dissipative elements and a

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What Is a Power Distribution Unit (PDU)? 

As your organization and business evolve, so do your technology requirements. You will probably need more electrical outlets than you have in the building. While power strips are acceptable for homes, you might want to think about a PDU to keep everything powered up and connected. Here are some of the basics of power distribution

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What is a KVM Switch? 4 Category Buyer’s Guide

A Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) switch allows users to access and control more than one computer with a single keyboard, mouse, and user station. The benefits of one user managing hundreds or potentially thousands of computers and servers from a single user station are apparent, but selecting the best switch to acquire can be less so. Read

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Single-Phase vs Three-Phase Power [Ultimate Guide]

In the 21st Century, electricity has made life a lot easier for individuals and businesses. Today, you can find single-phase power supplies in small offices and residential homes. For large firms and industries, three-phase power supplies reign supreme. If you want to know the difference between these two power phases, here is the ultimate guide

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How to Calculate 3 Phase Power Easily

Modern electrical systems are fairly reliable, and most of us don’t give them a second thought until they fail. But as we actively work to find alternative energy sources, working to become more sustainable by replacing carbon energy with greener methods, or simply delivering energy more efficiently to power modern technology, we need to know

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What is Arc Flash? What to Know for Prevention

Human beings have taken the convenience of electrical systems for granted since the 1890s. And ever since then, we have all taken for granted that electricity will always come out of every plug and port that powers our modern digital world. We don’t appreciate exactly how much electricity flows, crackles, and surges throughout the electrical

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