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Information Technology Archive

  • Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing offers a remote data site to support your information technology requirements. By George Slogik.

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  • GAWDAwiki Sparks Industry

    The gases and welding wiki at www.gawdawiki.org has information on abrasives, anti-spatter, atmospheric gas, cryogenic equipment, gases, MIG and TIG and welding equipment and more.

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  • GAWDAwiki: Keeping You Connected

    GAWDAwiki is a resource for the gases and welding industry designed to keep gases and welding professionals informed and updated on gases and welding news and information.

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  • Exercise an Extranet

    The benefits of using an extranet, a private network for Internet technology and public telecommunications. By Doug O'Dell.

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  • Reduce Your Software Costs

    Open-source software offers low-cost software for gases and welding distributors. There are advantages and disadvantages of open-source business software. By Chris Dominiak.

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  • Acceleration³

    The rate at which technology is changing in the gases and welding industry is accelerating due to increased processing power, storage and bandwidth. By Daniel Burrus.

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  • Price File Updates

    The GAWDA Management Information committee is attempting to synchronize pricing data and other updates between gases and welding supplier and distributor members. By David J. Frea.

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  • Technology Disposal: What You Don’t Know Could Cost You

    Improper disposal of technology and hamzat can lead to fines and even prosecution. Properly dispose of all hazmat and technology as outlined in this article. By Rob Mathews.

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  • Electronic Price Update Standard

    The GAWDA Management Information Committee completed a revision to the Electronic Price Update Standard outlining format consistency, welding pricing updates, POS bar coding and other standards for the gases and welding industry. By Jim Broughton.

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  • Did You Know…? Your Telephone Is More than Just a Dial Tone

    Enterprise-class mobility is the ability to combine and unify all the communications tools available to your gases and welding supply employees, including VoIP-based phone systems. By George Slogik.

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