ComTech: IT Support Stirling

The urge to upgrade

We have all had this one.  Shall I go out and buy that new shiny ****** even though I don’t really need it?  This is a tough one but before you go and spend your hard earned think carefully about the following:

1. Do I really need it?  Can your existing equipment do what you are after?  Can you upgrade your existing system (e.g more RAM) so it provides the performance you are after?  Take the iPad2 as an example.  Is your original iPad really awful overnight?  Chances are the one you have can still provide the solution and performance you are after.

2. What happens to the old one you have?  In a world where people are beginning to think about the total life cycle of products what will you do with yours?  You could take it to the tip but why not instead give it to family or friends, kids, local charity shop or even make some money on ebay.  There will always be people on ebay who are not after the latest gadget.  If you don’t want to give it away why not use it for something else.  That old computer you have could be made into a firewall for your network or a NAS box for your backups.

3. Do you really have the money for it?  There is a reason that so many people are in a lot of debt.  People go out and buy things that they can’t afford – I myself am as guilty as the next person on this.  Think of the money you could save if you didn’t buy that new iPad2.  You could even take the kids on holidays too!!!!!

About the Author

Hi I am Chris the owner of ComTech. I provide IT Support and Computer repairs to both personal and business clients in and around Stirling. For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website where you will find my blog, testimonials, services and much more.  Start supporting a local business today so I can start supporting you.

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