Friday Funny: The Computer Man
Remember when Windows 95 was the latest and greatest OS from Microsoft, and the Macintosh — and Apple — were years away from the popularity they enjoy today? Here’s a painfully awkward video from 1995, where a self-styled “Computer Man” hands out boxed copies of software to dancing office workers and extols the virtues of the Macintosh over the “plug and pray” nature of Windows 95, all while singing an IT-focused ditty based on the “Scatman” song by Scatman John. (Video below image)
He’s the “Macintosh Man with virus scan.”
It wasn’t long after this video was made that Apple and the Macintosh had a near-death experience and began licensing out the Mac OS to third-party hardware manufacturers. Steve jobs returned to Apple in 1996, and the rest is history: Apple is currently the most valuable technology company in the world based on market capitalization, and may likely remain in that position for the foreseeable future.
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.