It has been a long time coming and you are ready to own a computer that stands the test of time. You may have the vision of what it is that you want but not exactly sure what is required to make this vision become a reality. Building your dream set up will depend on what exactly you want your computer to do and the software or games you will be using.
First, you will need to determine the difference between the type of computer you want and the type of computer you need. Typically, it is easier to group the type of computer you need into three categories:
- gaming computers or professional workstations for engineers, architects, designers, etc.
- office computers for work, and
- a computer that can do both.
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Second, determine the budget you have available for your perfect computer. If you are looking for a simple and reliable computer for work, then your budget would be lower than a person who is looking for a high-end gaming computer or professional workstation with an 8K Pixel monitor included. Either way, taking the time to determine what you can afford, can help you determine what upgrades you want or need and what computer has those parts to make your purchase affordable.
Third, talk to someone who knows. It’s hard enough trying to understand what type of computer is right for you. It’s even harder determining what each component does to help you achieve your end goal. Purchasing a high performance gaming computer or professional workstation demands more knowledge and has the most complex critical choices. Once you have determined the type of computer you need and your budget, talk to someone who understands all the nuances involved to help you find the right deal. If you already have an idea of what you want, then a professional can help you compare rates and discuss updated or outdated hardware to make sure that you are getting everything that you need at a fair price. So whether you are new to the computer buying scene or you are experienced and want to check out options, a computer expert working with you can be the difference in buying something that exactly fits your needs and budget. Remember, you don’t have to have a super computer to achieve all your goals!
Lastly, it’s almost time to make the purchase. The cheapest computer is usually not the best deal over the life of the computer. Make sure that you carefully check out the warranty for your possible dream computer, both parts and labor. All computer sales people are nice before the purchase, but make sure that you choose a company that will take care of you after the purchase. Consider a custom-built computer that has the maximum amount of choices, uses industry standard parts (not proprietary parts), and has the most flexibility for future upgrades.
If you are in the market for a computer or upgrades, we can help. Contact CDO today to compare rates and let us design and build your dream computer. We are located in Greenville South Carolina next to the Good Will on Haywood road.
The current technology market is adapting so quickly that it can be hard to keep up with. In 2017, we had one of the worst data breaches in history when Equifax was hacked and the information of 143 million users including social security numbers was exposed. The most current data breach, and the biggest one experienced to date, is the Data Analytica scandal involving the information of 200 million registered voters on Facebook through a 3rd party app. These data breaches are happening more frequently and affecting more people all the time. Understanding what Fortune 500 companies are doing to keep your information safe from cyber attacks is both critical and very complex.
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Fortune 500 companies need to stay on high alert because one attack can destroy their reputation, trust of their users and can adversely affect long term profits. Companies must provide constant education and preventative measures for all their employees to help slow down data breaches. This educational process includes learning the latest trends in cyber breaches and learning how to avoid them. This process can be tedious, as phishing scams, remote access, and fake software updates are constant battles between the users and criminals. The trick for users is making sure that we have a good antivirus and strong security hardware at our house or business. We must also be educated on as many possible threats as possible.
As online consumers, people must understand the risks that are involved in giving up personal information. It’s in our best interest to make sure the right security measures are put in place on our computers and that viruses are removed as quickly as possible to prevent any further damage. Before we opt-in online, make sure we understand what we are opting in. We must do more than just read the text provided, we must also understand the source and understand where our personal information will be distributed.
Here are few tips that can help you prevent attacks:
- Be picky with who you share your confidential information. Consider opting out of company’s sharing policies.
- Always keep a good updated antivirus on your computer and have strong security hardware in your home or business to stay ahead of cyber criminals.
- Be aware that these criminals are on social media as well. Make educated choices on what you share and who you share it with.
- Always keep up with updates on your computer as Microsoft and Apple constantly provide security updates to help prevent attacks.
- Always report suspicious emails or content to help the businesses know that there are attacks going on.
I hope that I have provided some general information on what to watch out for and how to protect your personal information. CDO Technology spends a great deal of time researching the latest trends and staying up to date on ransomware, virus protection, and security hardware to make sure that you have an ally online.
If you believe that your computer and your personal information is at risk, we can help you get the antivirus and security hardware to stay protected. Contact us today to learn more about cyber security.