Where can i get computer parts for wholesale?
I am trying to start a business building custom computers. Is there anyway to get computer parts for a wholesale price?
Suggestion by nitebearer
There are several computer component distributors across the country. Look up online or in your local phone listings and in trade magazines for the list of these distributors. You will need a registered business and have a sales tax number or such so as to buy the items tax free or be able to claim back the taxes which you get when you sell the completed machines.
You probably will have to contact several distributors to be able to complete your systems and offer your clients options for some included items (software, O/S, speakers, etc). as not all distributors carry all brands or may have limited choices of certain products. It depends on what you want to offer your potential clients.
I can say that by buying quality you will or should suffer from few returns and hopefully happier customers. Now for another thing to look at it supplier support as some have decent support services (repairs, turn around time, warranty handling, compatibility support etc) and others offer little real support. This costs and I’ve found that while it might cost more to deal with a company that has great support services it is better for you as a retailer. This means your prices might have to be a little higher than going with the cheapest distributor but the differences are great. You have an option to offer cheap equipment or quality equipment, make the decision wisely. Cheap will generate in many cases more sales but can experience more warranty returns and possibly more problems in general and quality means few problems and normally a more faith full customer base. The more time you waste on returns and such the less time you spend building the business.
Suggestion by Kamal
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What are non-conventional jobs for someone with a computer science degree?
Obviously, there are “traditional” jobs for people graduating with a BA in Computer Science, such as jobs as a software engineer. I’m wondering – what types of “non-traditional” jobs are there for Computer Science BAs willing to get a graduate degree, either in computer science or another field?
Suggestion by Richard L
The obvious CS degree jobs are programming related but there are many other IT jobs like these:
Computer Technician – Works on computer hardware at user location or in service center. (entry level IT Job)
Service Center Coordinator – Schedules the repair of user community computers, orders spare parts, schedules staff, establishes priorities, maintains loaner laptops and non-US laptops for travel outside of US.
Help Desk Staff – answer questions and resolve problems for the user community. (entry level IT Job – Tier 1 support)
Storage Administrator – in charge of mass storage servers and devices.
Network Administrator – Works on routers, switches, hubs, cables, load balancers and all the other hardware that handles LAN and WAN network traffic. Also, may be responsible for IP phone service.
Systems Administrator or Systems Engineer- Works with servers, laptops and desktop computers to keep them free of problems and secure the data they contain. Responsible for Security group creation and memberships, server patching, anti-virus protection updates, password changes and any automated mechanisms that make these changes. These positions may be divided into server and desktop teams. Tier 2 support.
Enterprise Administrator – Handles Enterprise support and design issues. Tier 3 support.
Active Directory Administrator – Designs and administers Active Directory infrastructure, AD policies, access permissions, roles, group policies, separation of duties.
Exchange and Messaging Administrator – maintains mail systems servers, other mail related devices and the company messaging infrastructure.
Backup Administrator – Maintains backup devices and determines backup strategies so data that was deleted accidentally or intentionally can be recovered. Design and control how and when data is backed up, where the backups are stored and how long the backups are retained. They will test to be sure backups are valid and usable.
Disaster Recovery Specialist – Plans for disaster events so the company data and infrastructure can be brought back online as quickly as possible after a fire, flood, earthquake, terrorism or other disaster event. Plans for failover of services to alternate locations, if the primary location is not available.
Database Administrator – Maintains the company databases which may include customer and sales records, billing information, inventory and other data.
Computing Security Specialist – A company’s biggest asset is its data and the Computing Security Specialist will work to try to keep that data protected from loss. They may be dealing with and defending against viruses, hoaxes, malware, keyloggers, phishing attacks, internal attacks and domestic and foreign intrusion. Develops monitoring and interception systems, filters and strategies and works with appropriate government agencies.
Ethical Hacker â€“ performs intrusion and vulnerability testing of systems. Works with Computing Security to insure intrusion prevention systems are working correctly.
Corporate IT Acquisition Specialist – Works with acquired outside companies to establish migration into the corporate computing infrastructure.
Data Center Administrator – Maintains the data center facilities where the company’s servers and other devices reside. They are responsible for physical security and may review badge reader and camera information to be sure that only individuals with proper access are getting close to the company’s servers and other critical devices. Also, maintain backup power devices (UPS or generators).
In a small business the list of jobs above might be performed by one or two people doing all these jobs. In a large Enterprise environment this could be hundreds of people.
Computer Technician, Service Center Coordinator, Help Desk Staff, Storage Administrator, Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, Enterprise Administrator, Active Directory Administrator, Exchange and Messaging Administrator, Backup Administrator, Disaster Recovery Specialist, Database Administrator, Computing Security Specialist, Corporate IT Acquisition Specialist and Data Center Administrator, just to name a few.
In a small business the list above might be one or two people doing all these jobs. In a large Enterprise environment this could be hundreds of people.
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