For the past 10 years or so, SSDs (Solid State Drives) have been an available alternative to the older HDD (Hard Disk Drive). SSDs offer much faster data reading and writing speeds with typically smaller capacities than HDDs. While SSDs have developed over time though, the costs for these drives have been steadily lowering. With the development of even faster storage devices such as NVMe, SSDs have been slowly moving into a much more standard position in computer hardware, pushing … [Read more...] about Technology Trends for 2020 – Part 2: SSD vs HDD Storage Devices
Last month, we reviewed Windows 7 and Server 2008 / 2008 R2 End-of-Life. This time: Mac vs. PC Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Mac vs PC In the tech world, Mac vs. PC has been a topic of debate for many years. Fans from both sides have been arguing tirelessly, claiming their system is better than the other. While both Window-based systems and Mac OSX can do pretty much the same thing, each system offers a few advantages over the other. Today, … [Read more...] about April Newsletter: Mac vs PC
Greetings! Last month, we covered the updated Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Google Calendar applications. This month: Is it better to upgrade or replace older workstations? As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Is it better to upgrade or replace older workstations? Computers are valuable pieces of equipment that are critical for all businesses. We would love for them to last forever, but, like any other piece of technology, they do not last forever. The … [Read more...] about December Newletter: Is It Better to Upgrade or Replace Older Workstations?
The Apple iPad is a sleek, slender device which is a bit smaller than a pad of paper. It features a high-resolution, 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixel display, which, like the screen on the iPhone and the iPod Touch, responds to your touch and gestures. Storage is provided by a 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive. Battery life can be up to 9 or 10 hours, depending on use. It is able to connect to WiFi wireless networks, and in certain models, a 3G cell mobile data network. … [Read more...] about Will iPad live up to the Hype?
Here's what I am thankful for this year in the computing world and in my business. What are you thankful for? Windows 7 I am thankful for Windows 7. The successor to Windows Vista, and Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7 was officially released on October 22nd, 2009. It's faster, easier to use and has better built-in backup than Windows Vista, among other new features. Windows 7 is my first choice for most business and residential computer systems that will be … [Read more...] about Here’s what I am thankful for this year in the computing world and in my business. What are you thankful for?
Decisions being made by computer owners or prospective owners are mainly being drive by price these days, for obvious reasons. Not everyone wants to spend a ton of money on a new PC, unless the return on investment is high enough. However, quality matters, too, as does the manner in which you will be using your machine. So, here are the 4 choices which I see right now for most business or home computer users. 1) Netbooks (a new term which has arisen over the last several years to describe a … [Read more...] about Netbook, Notebook, Desktop or Wait and Repair?
As the holiday season approaches, more and more people are asking for my advice on which computer system to purchase this year? This pertains to home users as well as those in a business environment. In my opinion, there are two major choices which must be made: PC or Mac? Desktop or laptop? PC or Mac? There are a lot of great systems available right now are very good prices, especially on the PC side, made by manufacturers such as Dell and and other. I recommend purchasing one of the … [Read more...] about What is the right computer to purchase this holiday season?
Using a slow computer workstation is one of the must frustrating things for anyone trying to get something done on a computer, particularly with the mounting list of tasks that each of us must accomplish during the workday. A common request with by small business owners and managers and computer users is ". . . Speed up my workstation." Usually, one can do any of the following, and in the following order (Reply to this post with a questions or talk to your IT consultant if anything is … [Read more...] about Is is better to upgrade or to replace a slow workstation?