2. Stupid People Use Slow Computers

Stepping over dollars to pick up pennies is stupid. Here's just one example.

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Today we are going to talk about slow computers, get a little more into the productivity side of things!
[1:25] - People pay a SIGNIFICANT amount of money, then, when we give them advice (sound advice btw!) they’ll think “oh you are just trying to sell me something…” Guys, we’re here to take care of your network, to help your business grow, to help you be more productive, and make more money yourself! We’re NOT trying to rob you when giving you advice I promise you that…
[1:54] - Today we are going to talk about what’s SMART when it comes to technology, and finances in general. What’s smart is to not spend money just to have a cool gadget! I don’t ever recommend that to any of my clients or even do that to myself.
[3:00] - Another thing we do not advise people to do in the course of doing IT consulting… You probably don’t need to stay on the cutting edge of everything of everything. 
[3:17] - The smart approach here is to develop a solid strategy for your business and spend exactly the amount of money required to execute on that strategy. Buying right. 
[3:45] - Stupid is saving money at all costs… What I mean by that is I’ve watched people spend a small fortune just to save a few pennies… 
How do we tie that back to slow computers?? (Keep listening)
[4:03] - It is not a smart decision to operate on ancient equipment. Period. 
[4:14] - There are at least a handful of Windows 7 machines still out there in the wild… 
[4:26] - Fact: stores stopped selling those (Windows 7 machines) back in 2013. Over 7 years ago, and we personally still find them EVERYWHERE if not in the whole operation.  
[4:50] - Another fact: Microsoft is no longer supporting it, so unless you’re paying Microsoft a premium right now to have them come and specifically look at your machines, then you’re NOT getting any of those security patches and hackers are just living and thriving in those Windows 7 machines! 
[5:25] - What you DON’T SEE – what’s not working anymore – is the security features. App developers aren’t making any apps for Windows 7, your printer won’t work next week, etc…
[7:20] - What is the age we recommend for a productive workstation, in a business, trying to make money, keep clients and customers happy? 
We recommend 3 – 5 years in a professional, business environment. 
[8:20] - We extended it “to 5 years” because people will give push back when trying to tell them what they really should have. 
But the reality is, beyond 3 years you will start dealing with frustration from your end users. 
[8:45] –  3 to 5 years is irresponsible but after that, a computer that is 5+ years old, that’s STUPID

[9:37] - The largest expense in most organizations is YOU the employees, is the largest expense I have to deal with month-in month-out 
[10:10] - DOING MATH: 
For a Minimum wage employee in the state of Texas asks for 2.4% raise is that worth somebody’s happiness? (The answer is YES) 
[11:50] - The lesson to point out here is that it’s a matter of perspective. We understand that we have to watch every dollar we spend, but man, only 2.4% to make a difference in somebody’s life and the emotional distress they’re going through. 
[13:40] – MORE MATH: 
For someone who earns $50,000 a year as a percent of their payroll, a DECENT computer for them is 0.9% of their payroll.

[14:27] – Now, if we’re talking about these guys that are pulling in 6 figures $100,000/year doing it as a % of their payroll, now we are at 0.3%. ONLY 0.3% of their payroll. This is a rounding error to give people good technology… 
[15:17] - The guy whose time is worth the most is stepping over dollars to pick up pennies…
[15:26] - We talked about the emotional impact, productivity impact, and technical challenges introduced to not have adequate equipment, treating our employees the way they should be treated is such a SMALL percent of the investment that we make in these people
[16:02] - The SMART thing to do we highly recommend getting a professional evaluation of where you are at, what you’re trying to accomplish with your business, then the formula with the right tool set to accomplish that! 
Master Computing will do that for you in a 10-minute phone call. No charge, no strings attached!! We will simply tell you where you’re, what you need to do with that, and the right tool set personalized for you to accomplish it!
Book your 10 minute Discovery Call today!  Go to: www.master-computing.com/discovery