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.
I saw on Google today that it’s the World Wide Web’s 30th Birthday and decided to read a little bit about its history, and in my reading, I realized that I didn’t know that the “World Wide Web” is not the same thing as the “Internet”, so in honor of the WWW’s birthday, go watch this video so you can learn the difference too!
I create Vlogs and video game Let’s Plays on YouTube. I love the medium of a video because you can tell so much in such a short amount of time.
But it is not easy.
It’s hard enough just coming up with the ideas, having the right tone and stage presence for it, and continuing to turn out content. One thing you probably won’t think about though is how much editing, disk space, and time it takes to create the final video.
If you are reading this blog, chances are higher than normal that you are the IT person for your family, friends, work, ministry, or church. Also high are the odds that you have built your own computer. If these are you, you know the difficulty that can come in building your own as you put together specs, find the best deals, and then the labor of love that is assembling.
Imagine if you did this for someone else that did not know what they wanted. Give them the best, make it cheap, who cares about hard drive space, though I definitely want to store all my music locally. Eye twitching a little yet?
When Apple did their reveal of the MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar I didn’t know what to make of it. Did they somehow have scrap strips from iPad screens they wanted to make money from? Were they running out of ideas? Then I thought it was cool in a weird way. When I walked into the iStore I thought it was stupid. I got my hands on a demo MacBook Pro and then walked out undecided. It was kind of OK, but why would I want one? Was it worth spending money on?
Is your antivirus up to date? How about your antimalware? (You have that installed, right?)
Sometimes these run within the same solution, sometimes they do not.
Here’s an awesome video that talks about how these two things work — and it’s a great reminder to keep our computers safe and up to date!