Computers have come a long way in recent years – but when you look back a few decades, the mind boggles!
The computer code that took man to the moon in the Apollo missions has just been uploaded to the internet, and when it’s printed out and stacked, it stands as tall as the Margaret Hamilton, director of software engineering for the 1960s project.
This astonishingly complex code is the grandfather of the streamlined codes that run modern computers, and it shows just how quickly the world’s IT systems are upgrading.
It can be hard to keep pace, especially in business where the need for effective computing is often leavened with the need to save money and make do with what you’ve got.
So, if your business has computer equipment more suited to an old school moon shot than your daily mission, here are three ways you can get computer upgrades without spending astronomical amounts:
1. Install a new operating system
Windows 10 was released last year and the consensus of its reviews is that it’s a “Goldilocks” – good for everything and suited for all computers.
Your computer’s operating system can be easily upgraded to a newer, more modern standard that allows your business to stay current without replacing your existing computer network lock, stock and barrel.
So, before you go shopping for a new computer, it pays to check if there’s a simple upgrade to a new operating system that will bring the same result – and save you money.
Bear in mind that you may need to upgrade your computer hardware to the modern standard to get the full benefits of the new OS – so see what works best for your business.
2. Switch out computer parts
Computers are a lot like cars – if you want to boost your sedan’s acceleration you whack in a turbocharger.
Likewise, if you want to improve your computer’s performance, install a new Solid State Drive (SSD) hard drive for increased performance or get a new LED monitor for better power usage.
Buying new computer parts and having them installed in existing models is a great way for businesses to upgrade their systems without spending the Earth.
3. Buy new computers
Finally, you can simply take the plunge and buy a new computer. Just like computing power itself has been advancing, so too has the affordability of computers – in favour of the consumer.
In the past, computers were quite expensive. But these days the industry’s emphasis is on software, not hardware, which makes computers themselves cheaper than ever.
You can acquire very powerful, modern units for bargain prices if you shop around. Or just come and see us at the Mobile Computerman: one of the leading providers of computer services in Cairns.
We have a huge range of new computers, computer parts and software for great prices, and we can install them (and even tailor them) at your business with expert precision and friendly service.