Advantages Of Shopping Online For Women’s Clothing

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The rise in the number of online retailers, alongside the increased usage of digital technology has led many shoppers to hunt online to make their clothing purchases. Not only does online shopping offer customers the ability to fit their clothes shopping around their daily schedules, it also makes it possible for customers to purchase new clothes or shoes from any supported electronic device. Online shopping offers a number of advantages to the shopper as well as the business owner. So let’s take a closer look at how shopping online for women’s clothing can be of benefit to you.

Convenience

We all lead fast-paced busy lifestyles these days which can make it rather difficult to find the time to go shopping. The benefit offered by online stores is that you can access them from any supported electronic device, such as your home pc, a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone. When you make the most of this new rise in digital technology, you’ll find that it is so much more convenient to do your shopping online. There’s no having to rush through your household chores so you can get to the shops and avoid the traffic queues. Instead, you can enjoy shopping for clothes from the comfort of your own home. And if you’re one of the super busy people, you can shop while on the train or bus on your daily commute to work.

Try before you buy

Although there are no physical changing rooms when you shop online, there has been talk of developing virtual changing rooms in which you can build your own personal avatar who can ‘try on’ the clothes you have selected. This is a great way to see how the clothes will look on your body and how to match items before you navigate to the payment section. What’s more, shopping online gives you access to consumer reviews so if you’re in two minds as to whether to buy that dress, you can see what other people have to say about it regarding size, quality and fit to help you make a better informed decision.

Save money

It’s so quick and easy to compare the price of items when shopping online which means that you’ll almost always come away with a better deal than if you’d shopped regularly in-store. In addition to this money saving, there are often exclusive deals to be found online, not to mention an absence of pushy sales people who can coerce you into making purchases just to get them off your back.

More choice

When you choose to shop for clothes online, you’ll be faced with an infinite amount of choice. What’s more, you’re not only limited to purchasing clothes from your local area either as you’ll have access to retailers from around the globe. There are also many items listed online that are exclusive to the online store which you wouldn’t see had you not trawled the sites online. And the fact that you have instant access to all of this information right at your fingertips holds appeal for many shoppers. Check out the huge range of women’s clothing at Missguided.

Which on-trend items will you purchase next online?

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Tips for keeping your data centre cool

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During the summer months, just as clients and employees will get hot under the collar – so will your data centre. Keeping it cool will require a range of data centre solutions – but for any business, maintaining a low temperature can be expensive.

The first step, unfortunately, can often be the most expensive. Optimising your computer room air conditioning units can increase efficiency. At the same time, you should begin an investigation into the integrity of the facility. Look where you are storing it – leaky windows and doors can compromise efficiency. The same applies for ventilation or ceiling tiles that have been removed without being replaced.

If you are in an area where there is a problem with humidity, make sure you have a vapour barrier. Many devices will have been built with one installed so it is important to make sure this is working properly.

Keeping temperatures down can be as simple as maintaining your units regularly. Just like a car, air conditioning units can become unreliable if neglected. Depending on where it is and depending on the season, filters can become clogged with dust over time. If these are not regularly cleared they can become one of the main causes of overheating. The very minimum maintenance schedule should be around twice a year, anything less than that will give you serious problems.

As well as the external factors that increase the temperature of your data centre, the amount of work it is doing can be pivotal in its survival and efficiency. All of the energy it produces will be converted to heat – other than noise, it is the data centre’s only waste product. For almost every bit of energy it spends on processing, you will need to spend on cooling.

If the floor of the room you store your data centre is raised, make sure the grates and similar perforated tiles are as near as possible to the hottest racks. But make sure these are not too close to your air conditioning. If you need to, don’t be afraid to rearrange your units, it will help with air circulation.

Measure the temperature of your racks, where the air is drawn in. If the bottom area of these is coolest, try to rearrange your servers to the coolest areas of the room. At the same time, make sure you use blanking panels to block off the unused, clear room in front of the towers. This process with help with the whole room’s air circulation.

The room shouldn’t be in use by people too often, a human body can add around 100 watts of energy to a room. When it is not in use, make sure the lights are turned off at all times, this can save up to two per cent of electrical heat.

If things get too hot, make sure you have a backup plan to shut down all the non-essential parts of the data centre. This contingency plan will save important data and systems when things get too hot.