Whether it is for your office staff or a specialty role, finding the right system for the job can seem like a daunting task. Do you spend big money now and hope it pays off in the long run or cut some costs upfront and plan to manage a gradual upgrade? Do you go with a laptop and dock for mobility or invest in a large all-in-one workstation? After almost 20 years of working in IT I feel like I’ve found a balance between performance and cost-effectiveness when it comes to purchasing computers. Here are a few key things to consider before your next computer purchase.
Does one size really fit all?
Is it a good idea to use a “Swiss Army knife” tech solution?
The answer may surprise you — but probably not. 😉
What are some of your favorite all-in-one solutions? Why do you like or dislike all-in-one solutions? Tell us on Twitter @ChurchMag using #cmagcast or by email at [email protected] and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
If you’re not running regular backups and running an antivirus — than you are doing wrong.
This week we talk on the podcast about the importance of having these on your church and ministry computers. Not something that requires a lot of attention, but can run without the user really taking notice. An automated system is certainly the way to go.
Tell us some of your favorite backups and antivirus apps and services via Twitter @ChurchMag using #cmagcast or by email at [email protected] and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
There are many services — from web hosting to membership management CMS’ — that refer to themselves as, “Christian.”
But what does that mean?
A business can’t be a Christian — and does that kind of label even matter when approaching technology?
We dive into this with both feet as we survey the church tech world and the “Christian” services that are marketed as such.
How are you doing with adopting new technology?
The struggle is real — we know — since the very nature of technology is changing and moving forward. So how do you manage that tension?
This podcast isn’t geared for the church board member who is always dragging their feet, but more towards those of us that get a little over-excited about new technology.
How often do you sit in a team meeting at church and feel bored or like you are wasting your time?
The CrashCourse video below is 10 minutes of great tips and suggestions regarding team meetings. And it got me to thinking about all the teams one can find in a church, from the church-tech team to the door-greeter team, and there are all sorts of other places in the church where these tips could come in handy.