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In the technology industry, daisy-chaining refers to attaching devices in a sequence. Typically, this is done with equipment such as computer monitors to increase productivity. For instance, three monitors may be daisy-chained together so that one screen displays data, another is used for research, and a final one can be used to record the information.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Daisy-Chaining

SMBs may opt to use daisy-chaining for computer monitors or other devices, but the practice is not always advised. It can increase the risk of overloading the devices and can be dangerous. This is particularly true when one power strip is plugged into another, a form of daisy-chaining that is never recommended due to the risk of damage to equipment and the risk of fire emerging.

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