The Friday Funny: Tech Timeout
Do your friends and family spend more time staring at smartphone and tablet screens than they do talking to each other? We’ve all been guilty of tech obsession at times, and now Foresters — a life insurance provider based in Canada — has started a “TechTimeout” campaign that tries to get people to put down their gadgets and behave like the social animals we are. By like, you know, talking to other people in person and stuff.
Gadget addiction taken to the water-logged extreme. (Hat tip to J. Peter Bruzzese for the link.)
The company has produced a humorous YouTube video (embedded below) that shows gadget-addicted people blundering into lampposts, pouring scalding coffee on the privates of loved ones while texting a BFF, and participating in water sports while listening to an iPod or saving a virtual world via Gameboy.
Say Goodbye to Traditional PC Lifecycle Management
Traditional IT tools, including Microsoft SCCM, Ghost Solution Suite, and KACE, often require considerable custom configurations by T3 technicians (an expensive and often elusive IT resource) to enable management of a hybrid onsite + remote workforce. In many cases, even with the best resources, organizations are finding that these on-premise tools simply cannot support remote endpoints consistently and reliably due to infrastructure limitations.
Have any funny stories of tech-obsessed co-workers or friends to share? Drop me an email with your thoughts.