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How to Select the Right Computer Hardware
for YOUR Organization
With Michael McKean (CDI) and Barb Shaughnessy (TechSoup)
...
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Using ReadyTalk
• Chat to ask questions
• All lines are muted
• If you lose you...
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You Are Being Recorded…
This webinar will be available on the TechSoup website ...
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Presenters
Assisting with chat: Ale Bezdikian and Kevin Lo, TechSoup
Michael Mc...
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Agenda
• Introduction to TechSoup
• The Basics
• Which Hardware is Right for Me...
6
About TechSoup
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Where Are
You?
We Are Here
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Our Story
We are a global network of 62 partner NGOs that provide the best
tec...
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Our Reach
We’re working toward a time when every social benefit organization on...
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Our Impact
Together, we build a stronger, more resilient civil society.
$5.2B
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The Basics
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Some Key Terms
Name Also Known As… What It Does What You Need to Know
CPU (cen...
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For minimum recommended
specifications for these key terms
(and much more!), s...
14
Which Hardware is
Right for YOU?
Brief History of CDI
• Get the most out of your I.T. budget
• Improving your technology infrastructure has never been more...
Agenda
1. Levels of Product
2. Desktop vs. Everything else
3. Mobile Computing Tablet vs. Laptop
4. What should I look for...
Levels of Product
Desktop Vs. Everything Else
Laptops long ago surpassed desktops in sales, and tablets and smartphones are taking major
mar...
Mobile Computing Dominance
• Anywhere, any time computing
• Powerful systems
• Mobile devices taking over market share
• F...
Laptop Vs. Tablet
• Laptops and tablets are wildly popular within different groups
and demographics, mostly because they d...
Laptops
Laptop is generally characterized as a mobile personal
computer -- a device on which you can perform all the tasks...
Tablets
Tablets, on the other hand, are currently the pinnacle of mobile
technology. They are compact, very lightweight an...
Laptop Vs. Tablet
Laptop
• Powerful
• Creation
• Not touch
• Expensive
• Size 11.6” to 17”
Tablets
• Battery life
• Graphi...
Tablet - Tool not Toy
• 235.7 million tablets were sold 2014, and by 2016, 30% of all enterprise end-
user mobile computin...
Tablets in Business
• The cloud is making the business world mobile
• Access apps or document anywhere anytime
• Multiple ...
Buying a Tablet - What to
consider
So many choices, what do I buy? – It depends
• What are you going to do with it?
• What...
Which Ecosystem
• Windows
– Familiar, compatible, lots of apps, Office 365, cloud
services, cross device – Windows store
•...
Windows
• Windows is a platform that almost everyone
is comfortable with
• The platform is solid and there are some
intrig...
iOS
• iOS offers an accessible, uniform
experience
• Great official library of apps, a huge range
of interesting periphera...
Android
• Android is a great all-rounder which offers by far
the greatest choice
• There are more handsets at different pr...
Other features
• Screen
– Size, type, touch, resolution, glass
• Wi-Fi
– Single vs. dual band, AC, 2x2 MiMo, 3G, 4G, LTE
–...
Other Considerations
• Warranty coverage
• Price
• Serviceability
• Length of ownership
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  1. 1. How to Select the Right Computer Hardware for YOUR Organization With Michael McKean (CDI) and Barb Shaughnessy (TechSoup) November 5, 2015
  2. 2. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved2 Using ReadyTalk • Chat to ask questions • All lines are muted • If you lose your Internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. • If you lose your phone connection, • re-dial the phone number and re-join. • ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 Your audio will play through your computer’s speakers. Hear an echo? You may be logged in twice and will need to close one instance of ReadyTalk.
  3. 3. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved3 You Are Being Recorded… This webinar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinars: www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars You can also view recorded webinars and videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/TechSoupVideo You will receive an email with this presentation, recording, and links within a few days. Tweet us @TechSoup or using hashtag: #techsoup or #TechedUp
  4. 4. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved4 Presenters Assisting with chat: Ale Bezdikian and Kevin Lo, TechSoup Michael McKean Sales Manager CDI Barb Shaughnessy Senior Relationship Manager TechSoup Ariel Gilbert-Knight Content Director TechSoup
  5. 5. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved5 Agenda • Introduction to TechSoup • The Basics • Which Hardware is Right for Me? o Levels of Product o Desktop vs. Everything else o Tablet vs. Laptop o What Should I Look For? • What Can I Get Through TechSoup? • Additional Resources • Q&A
  6. 6. 6 About TechSoup
  7. 7. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved7 Where Are You? We Are Here 7
  8. 8. 8 . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved Our Story We are a global network of 62 partner NGOs that provide the best technology resources to over a half-million organizations in 127 countries. We connect organizations and people with the resources, support, and technology they need to change the world.
  9. 9. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved9 Our Reach We’re working toward a time when every social benefit organization on the planet has the technology, resources, and knowledge it needs to operate at its full potential. Countries Served TechSoup Partner Location NetSquared Local Group
  10. 10. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved10 Our Impact Together, we build a stronger, more resilient civil society. $5.2B in technology products and grants employed by NGOs for the greater good 35 languages used to provide education and support 100+ corporate and foundation partners connected with the causes and communities they care about 6.2M annual visits to our websites 600,000 newsletter subscribers empowered with actionable knowledge 79% of NGOs have improved organizational efficiency with TechSoup Global's resource offering* *Source: survey conducted among TechSoup members in 2013
  11. 11. The Basics
  12. 12. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved12 Some Key Terms Name Also Known As… What It Does What You Need to Know CPU (central processing unit) Processor Your computer's brain. It processes information. • A faster processor (usually) means a faster computer. • Performance is affected by number of cores (single, dual, quad, etc.) and processor speed (measured in gigahertz/GHz) RAM (random access memory) Memory Temporarily stores information while your computer is running. Different from storage. • More memory means you can do more things at once without slowing down your computer. • RAM is measured in gigabytes (GB). Hard Drive Hard disk, hard disk drive, internal drive This is where all the information on your computer is stored between shut-downs. Traditional drives are made up of a spinning disk attached to a platter. • Less expensive but susceptible to mechanical failure. Solid-state drives • Have no moving parts, are less susceptible to mechanical failure, but are more expensive. Amount of storage is measured in GB.
  13. 13. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved13 For minimum recommended specifications for these key terms (and much more!), see http://www.techsoup.org/support/art icles-and-how-tos/investing-in- computers-7-questions-to-consider AND http://www.techsoup.org/support/art icles-and-how-tos/laptop-versus- tablet-what-to-consider Learn More Image: Jenn (Yana)
  14. 14. 14 Which Hardware is Right for YOU?
  15. 15. Brief History of CDI • Get the most out of your I.T. budget • Improving your technology infrastructure has never been more important to your organization's success. With CDI as your partner, you can dramatically lower the cost of the technology you bring into your facilities, while relying on the highest quality of equipment and customer service. • For over 30 years, we've been helping thousands of clients across North America save money on their IT budget. We do this by giving you access to the full computer market. Instead of just buying brand new computers, we give you the option of buying: – The same brand new computers you've been buying, at lower prices – Factory refurbished versions of those same computers at roughly half the price of brand new – CDI Certified versions of those same computers, at roughly 1/3 the price of brand new and backed up with our $0 Cost of Ownership Guarantee
  16. 16. Agenda 1. Levels of Product 2. Desktop vs. Everything else 3. Mobile Computing Tablet vs. Laptop 4. What should I look for in a unit
  17. 17. Levels of Product
  18. 18. Desktop Vs. Everything Else Laptops long ago surpassed desktops in sales, and tablets and smartphones are taking major market share from laptops. The tendency is clearly towards smaller, lighter, and more portable computing. But there are some good reasons to stick with a big box that sits on or below your desk. 1. Price/performance ratio: Whether you're spending $300 or $3,000, you will get a more powerful computer for your money if you're willing to give up portability. 2. Upgrade options: You have more upgrade options with a desktop. Most laptops will let you easily add RAM and swap out the hard drive. But your average desktop can take more RAM than your average laptop. And with a desktop's multiple bays, your drive options open up considerably. For instance, you don't have to choose between an SSD and a hard drive on a laptop; you can have both. Upgrading a CPU or graphics card--reasonably easy tasks on a desktop--are difficult to impossible (usually impossible) on a laptop. 3. Repair: It's easy to open up a desktop PC, check to make sure the cables are secure, clean out the dust, remove a broken part, and replace it with something generic. Laptop repair takes considerable skill, and many parts are specific to that model. 4. They also use less electricity & desktops have an ergonomic advantage, thanks to the big screen and full-sized keyboard.
  19. 19. Mobile Computing Dominance • Anywhere, any time computing • Powerful systems • Mobile devices taking over market share • Form factors are becoming blurred – Phone, Phablet, Tablet, 2in1, Laptops
  20. 20. Laptop Vs. Tablet • Laptops and tablets are wildly popular within different groups and demographics, mostly because they deliver specialized experiences to their users.
  21. 21. Laptops Laptop is generally characterized as a mobile personal computer -- a device on which you can perform all the tasks available on a desktop but in a mobile, light, compact fashion. • become lighter and smaller over the years • have made significant strides in power, functionality and performance. • laptops have become their preferred computing device because it allows them to complete all the tasks they would need on a desktop but with the convenience of mobility and flexibility.
  22. 22. Tablets Tablets, on the other hand, are currently the pinnacle of mobile technology. They are compact, very lightweight and extremely easy to carry. • they do not possess the processing power of a laptop. • Their functionality as a computing device is limited, although sufficient for most people. • Tablets are ideal for those who browse the Web casually, such as read the news or popular websites, and those who play "lightweight" games, or want to watch TV or films while traveling.
  23. 23. Laptop Vs. Tablet Laptop • Powerful • Creation • Not touch • Expensive • Size 11.6” to 17” Tablets • Battery life • Graphics • Price • Small light – portable • Consumption2 in 1 When trying to decide between a tablet and laptop, remember that there is not necessarily a "winner," only a more preferable choice for your specific needs. Both laptops and tablets offer extremely convenient and powerful features, but the most efficacious for you will be based upon the tasks you seek to complete by the device.
  24. 24. Tablet - Tool not Toy • 235.7 million tablets were sold 2014, and by 2016, 30% of all enterprise end- user mobile computing devices will be tablets • For businesses, tablets deliver a significant productivity boost - and not just because employees who use them feel more valued than those forced to lug ancient laptops around. Like smartphones they're always on and wake instantly from sleep, so there's no waiting for the computer to catch up. • They can go places that normal computers can't, because they're as portable and accessible as clipboards, with integrated wireless networking and in some models, high-speed mobile broadband too. They're almost as light as clipboards too. • They can run apps that are specifically designed to speed up common tasks such as data entry, note taking and reporting from site visits. That's a particular boon for any organization that currently relies on paperwork and form-filling.
  25. 25. Tablets in Business • The cloud is making the business world mobile • Access apps or document anywhere anytime • Multiple devices can be used • All new apps are being designed for mobility • Tablets are just another edge device that can be used – Web activity – Email – Productivity tools – E-readers – On-line or internet accessible apps – Meet on-line
  26. 26. Buying a Tablet - What to consider So many choices, what do I buy? – It depends • What are you going to do with it? • What is the environment it will be in? • How long do you want it to last? • Screen size and quality? • What sort of Internet connectivity do you want? • How many gigabytes? • What apps am I going to run … what ecosystem am I working in now? • What accessories do you need and what are the costs?
  27. 27. Which Ecosystem • Windows – Familiar, compatible, lots of apps, Office 365, cloud services, cross device – Windows store • iOS – iPads – Familiar, intuitive consume driven, cloud services, cross device - iTunes • Android – Inexpensive, popular in phones, lots of apps – Google Play Store • Chrome – Inexpensive, controlled, easy to manage, not touch - Google Play Store
  28. 28. Windows • Windows is a platform that almost everyone is comfortable with • The platform is solid and there are some intriguing improvements in Windows 10 • The ability to install full programs on Windows tablets makes it an ideal laptop replacement • The true meaning of a portable computer
  29. 29. iOS • iOS offers an accessible, uniform experience • Great official library of apps, a huge range of interesting peripherals • Apple focuses on making processes extremely easy for the users • Apple offers the best in multimedia
  30. 30. Android • Android is a great all-rounder which offers by far the greatest choice • There are more handsets at different price points • A much wider variety of customization options, and greater freedom to tweak your device if you choose to do so • If you already use Google services, it will sync over to your tablet once you log into Google
  31. 31. Other features • Screen – Size, type, touch, resolution, glass • Wi-Fi – Single vs. dual band, AC, 2x2 MiMo, 3G, 4G, LTE – Blue tooth • Ports – USB, TF Slot, HDMI • Accessories – Keyboard, stylus, protective case
  32. 32. Other Considerations • Warranty coverage • Price • Serviceability • Length of ownership
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