#10 “To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade”

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#10 “To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade”
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Do you get frustrated dealing with what seems like a constant stream of software and hardware upgrades? Yep, trying to stay on top of upgrades sure can be time-consuming and at times, expensive. And the motto of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is very tempting. We get that. But we also know that […]

 

Do you get frustrated dealing with what seems like a constant stream of software and hardware upgrades?

Yep, trying to stay on top of upgrades sure can be time-consuming and at times, expensive. And the motto of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is very tempting. We get that. But we also know that there are risks at falling too far behind in versions. Ugly surprises can result – events that can affect your ability to function as a business dramatically.

In this episode, co-hosts Nick Gold and Merrel Davis stress the importance of having an over-arching upgrading plan. When your consider the extent to which your digital media workflow software and hardware are interconnected, “putting your head in the sand” or taking a haphazard approach to upgrading just won’t cut it.

The discussion of this podcast covers upgrade strategies for core and peripheral hardware, backend storage hardware, minor and major operating systems upgrades, and minor and major application upgrades or transitions.

episode length: 38:34

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Show Notes:

Sonnet enclosures for PCIe cards

Equipment Leasing (this gets mentioned in the program — it is a way to purchase high-end gear on an affordable monthly basis, and it offers several advantages, including giving a business a cost-effective way to always have current technology. Contact us to discuss options.)

Adobe Mercury Playback Engine

32 bit vs. 64 bit

Hyper-Threading

The guys also refer back to our episode, “What’s Up with the Mac Pro?

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