Considering upgrading to Windows 10? Three reasons you should buy new hardware instead.

 

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If you’re unsure about whether to update your operating system (OS) to Windows 10 or just buy a new computer, you are in good company. For months our Softchoice team has been fielding questions like “Is my hardware capable of making the leap to Windows 10?” and “Am I better off just investing in new hardware now?” Sound familiar? Here are three reasons you should buy new.
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Rugged devices: Tough technology on the frontlines

Rugged devices: Tough technology on the frontlines

When the job gets tough, you need technology that can keep up. Insert: rugged devices. For working environments that present excessive motion, extreme weather, harsh temperatures and exposure to various elements, a rugged notebooks will provide key defence on the frontlines. Their design is focused entirely on withstanding these conditions, which may include everything from their external housing to their internal components and cooling arrangements, too. [Read more…]

OS X is becoming more like iOS (Not in the way that most people think)

OS X is becoming more like iOS (Not in the way that most people think)

There’s been lots of discussion of the two OSes merging to the point where a Mac will be all touch-driven. Personally, I can’t see that happen as there’s a certain level of functionality we’ve come to expect from a mouse-based OS like OS X. Also, let’s not forget about gorilla arm.

Rather, the change is happening under the hood, in how Macs and iOS devices can be managed in a corporate environment. As each full version update of iOS adds more functionality and control from an administrator perspective, Apple is adding features to OS X making it more compatible with Mobile Device Management solutions.

What does this mean for businesses? It means they can offer more choice in the BYOD model, where the “D” can now include any model from the current line-up of super-sexy MacBooks.

To break this down, here’s what Apple started doing in OS X Lion: [Read more…]