As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic being experienced worldwide, many of us around the world have been forced to step our game up when it comes to our WFH setup. And as Ed Bott explains in his latest article here discussing the topic at hand, we initially thought working from home would be a short term thing but reality is (and for me personally its already been over 5 months and counting…) this is going to be a long term proposition that has no end in sight.
If you were (or worse yet, still!) using a laptop to conduct your WFH business daily, consider purchasing a docking station that will convert your device into one that will bring convenience, comfort, and higher productivity for now and in the foreseeable future amid this pandemic.
If someone were to tell me ten years ago that in 2020, Nvidia would be worth more than Intel in terms of market capitalization value I would have thought you were crazy.
We’ll today, that exact thing just happened…
According to Marketwatch via PCGamer.com, Nvidia has a net worth of $251 billion dollars with Intel checking in at around $248 billion.
My how the tables have turned!
In light of Apple’s decision to move away from Intel processors, many in the industry have been asking: should Microsoft also follow suit in manufacturing their own as well? While they have a past history in doing just that (see the short-lived Surface RT), Brien Posey at Redmondmag.com makes the case that they should not and continue building their relationship with Intel and other chip makers.
See his article here for the full story and feel free to chime in on whether this would be a good thing for Microsoft to do. Enjoy!
A few years back, I remember reading an article discussing how the trouble of attending a tech conference in-person far outweighs the benefits that could come from it. Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced practically all well known tech conferences to shift to a virtual format at least for the remainder of this year. Ironically enough, the organization that runs CES (shown in the featured image) plans to hold the show as scheduled in early January 2021 while adopting physical distancing and cleanliness measures.
As the pandemic has continued keeping me work from home since March, one bright side of this is that almost all the companies that throw these huge (and expensive) conferences have shifted to a virtual format that’s free for attendees and others like myself who would not have been able to attend. Still, despite the great advances in technology that have made virtual conferences possible, the social interaction that us humans need is something only that an in-person conference can bring.
Kurt Mackie has written an article that gives his perspective on attending in-person conferences and makes no apologies about what his preference is; I have to say that I mostly agree with him. Check out his article here and here’s to hoping that at this time next year, in-person conference will be back and safe to attend.
Amid all the security and privacy concerns regarding Zoom and the subsequent hacking of it that has randomly taken place, their CEO has responded via a blog post on the company’s website detailing the issue at hand.
Although this doesn’t absolve them at all, it’s definitely a good first step in working towards making the necessary changes to give their 200 or so million users some peace of mind.
Check out the post here for more details!
Just came across a great article by Susan Bradley from Askwoody.com who does an awesome job of explaining the challenges that come with being forced to work from home. My two main takeaways is 1) how will businesses meet the challenge of making this as convenient as possible for its workers and 2) how will workers be able to balance this new normal given that school-aged children are also home bound as well and need to meet their educational goals?
Check out the full article here for more details!
In order to help customers impacted by the coronavirus epidemic, the company will be giving an additional 15GB of data for free.
Whether you’re a regular consumer or a small business, you’ll be allowed to take advantage of this offer between March 25 and April 30. As a Verizon subscriber, I greatly appreciate this however I wish that they would have jumped on the bandwagon much earlier and extend it for a longer period of time.
For more info on this, check out the post from Appleinsider.com here.
The latest buzz throughout the IT industry is about the ever changing landscape of its future, namely the shifting of all things towards cloud computing.
As more resources get redirected to the cloud, what does that mean for the average end user? On the surface, you may think “mot much” but when you take a deep dive into the topic at hand, it is quickly realized that the expectations for productivity can increased being that whatever devices that are assigned to them can be managed and monitored at all times.
For a more detailed explanation, Paul Schnackenburg did a masterful job here in breaking down this shift towards what is now called the “Modern Desktop” along with its pros and cons on how it can and will affect us going forward…
It’s almost as if we’re asking…which came first: the chicken or the egg? Ok, perhaps that a heck of a stretch but it does beg the question of which one is better.
I came across an article found on Vembu which is a disaster recovery / backup company but has a great blog that discusses all things related to their core business and the subject at hand was about the differences between physical vs virtual servers.
I feel that this article is a great read for network, systems, and server admins no matter what your expertise is. Check it out here and let me know what you think…
Kudos to Susan Bradley aka “The Patch Lady” who gave us some interesting insight here as to how Microsoft plans to handle extended updates for Windows 7 (apparently the service plans are not available! Yuck!) and also sheds some light here on an FBI precinct’s recommendation to place all IOT (Internet Of Things) devices on a different network segment for security purposes.