How many times have procured a new computer in your life? At this point, I suspect a vast majority of you have wandered into a store or online and laid out money for a new machine in the last 10 years.
Can you recall your experience? When you un-boxed everything, plugged it all in and fired it up for the first time, what do you remember?
Was it the pleseant experience of registering the device?
Was it the gratuitous number of pop-ups asking you to finalize your install of XYZ pre-loaded app?
Or, was it the hair-raising experience of transferring your old data to your new machine?
Today’s modern computer is produced by committee and financial backers. The pre-loaded software is the result of numerous sponsorship’s, contracts and agreements all created to drive the cost of production down.
If you’ve been to your favorite wholesaler recently and seen a “Modern” laptop on display for 399$ and spec’s that make your mouth water, you’ve seen it.
What you’ve got in front of you is a subsidized conglomerate nightmare of work ahead.
I’m talking about 2–3 pre-loaded options for anti-virus trials. EBay, Snapfish, PandaGAMEZ, CraigsList, ETSY, AOL, CouponPrinterz.com, Costco.com, the manufacturers own suite of support.
All of this, for you to now deal with.
And let’s say you don’t? What happens if these pre-loaded boogers are allowed to remain on your new computer? They will load, every single time you start the machine. They will ask you for your permission to advertise to you. They will ask permission for you to advertise FOR them. They will create tasks in the background of your machine that eat all of your new high-end spec’s to death until you relent and agree to their product.
Let’s say you DON’T! Now they are abandoned, you’re dealing with the slow down, you’re applying applications to y our computer in their place while they remain and now they are security vulnerabilities.
What options do you have?
First and foremost, there is a better way.
Business Class computers are constructed by the same manufactures you love, but with longevity and daily use in mind. They ship with minimal bloatware pre-installed and hold up, typically with longer factory warranties (3 years standard)
Business Class takes care of a lot of pre-loaded software, but they still require cleansing and preparation before use.
CodeBlue has a 35 step process that takes a brand-new machine from box to usable, and we execute this on every machine purchased from CodeBlue. The process leaves end-users with the desired software (both purchased and necessary for daily use) fully updated from the manufacturers and tailored to their needs. This includes optimizing power, disk and resources for the job they perform.
Managed Care customers enjoy this setup every day. Our platform returns your computer to the “first-day” performance you fell in love with, every day of its life. This optimization is executed when the machine is sensed to be idle. So you walk into a fresh, fully optimized computer every day.
Care to Try Optimizing?
Go here, use the hashtag #ImReadyForIT in your subject and I’ll give you a trial of our optimization for 30 days.
Our staff of Solution Advocates are grateful to guide anyone through this decision and sourcing process. Please contact us today at 804–521–7660 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This Blog is written by Michael Bergamo — Senior Technologist and Brand Advocate at CodeBlue Technology