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Apple or Windows PC?

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, In : IT Productivity 
I recently commented on an article questioning whether Apple is focusing on style at the cost of engineering in its' more recent products. This got me thinking about what is the best platform for a small business or consumer, Apple or Windows PC? As is often the case the short answer is it depends because we are comparing apples and oranges. Both platforms have strengths, but for some people it just comes down to personal preference. 

Apple products have a reputation for better security, altho...
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Getting Value from IT

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : IT Productivity 
IT is expensive, so it makes sense to ensure we only pay for what we need, and know how to use it properly. For every story in the press extolling the benefits of IT there is one about failure, and subsequent waste of money. So how do buyers ensure they get a fit for purpose and value for money IT solution? I know IT is both complicated and boring for most people, but that is no reason not to apply appropriate rigour to the procurement process. Cars are complicated and I don't really know how...
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Can IT Really Save Time?

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : IT Productivity 
Often we do things in a certain way, just because we've always done it that way, or we were taught to do it that way. But over time things change and there may well be a better, and this often means a quicker way. This applies just as much to computers, particularly the software, which evolves rapidly by changing existing functions and adding new ones. The current version of Microsoft Word is very different to that of 10 years ago and offers a great deal more features, but most people only wa...
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Why Is IT Difficult?

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : IT Productivity 
Modern cars are complicated yet reliable so why are computers difficult to use and unreliable? Part of the problem is that IT is a young profession compared with engineering - cars used to break down. Nowadays all cars have the same human interface (steering wheel, pedals etc.) but there is no accepted standard for computers. However I think inadequate skills are a significant issue too. We learn to drive and have to pass a test, if we didn't we would probably crash. Yet most people expect to...
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Making IT Work for You


Jon Veal of U Do IT Computer Services In this blog I aim to share my thoughts on some the issues which surround computers and electronic data - such as IT productivity, effective use, the internet, backups, disaster recovery, information security and data protection.

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