Training for employees must happen to keep employees up to speed on current technology. Show how this training is going to solve problems, save money and help get projects done on time and under budget. For some employees training is a reward. Make a point that this will help improve employee morale as well.
You can also choose between a ball mouse and an optical mouse. Ball mice are obsolete these days but you can still find some at the store. Because you need to clean these types of mouse frequently — dirt can easily get stuck in between the wheels and hamper movement — you should get an optical mouse.
The Microsoft “iPad” will be a shiny device. But it won’t do “computer-y” things as well as a Mac or a desktop PC, and it won’t be as easy to use as an iPad. That puts it in a weird middle ground, which I’m not sure will be good for sales. Maybe they’ll prove me wrong, though. Who knows?
When technology products first come out – let’s say a major revision of a product, or a brand new computer chip, or a new technology of some kind – it’s called the “bleeding edge” for a reason.
Warranty. This is your call. I have blogged about Dell’s “CompleteCare” option that covers all repairs including the ones that are your fault. Warranty options can add several hundred dollars to the final tab. But laptop repairs are expensive; do you ordinarily self-insure? computer hardware has a nasty habit of dying within 30 days of warranty expiration – call it Murphy’s Law if you like.
Yes, Microsoft will make their own “iPad.” But it will be running Windows 7, and while Windows 7 is supposed to be better than Windows Vista it’s nothing like using an iphone. You can do more with it, yes . but it takes longer to use and is more complicated than using an iphone or ipad. Plus, Windows apps are more expensive than iPhone and iPad apps. Microsoft office costs over a hundred United states dollars, but the iPad version of iWork’s just .
Now conventional wisdom back then was that the money was in the hardware, so the computer manufacturers said sure. They probably thought he was nuts for basically giving his software away because they thought he would never see anything out of it.