By UbongAbasi Okon
In the last 6 months, coronavirus pandemic has disrupted and threatened every sector of business critically. We are in terrible times nobody ever planned and the future continues to look bleak. As the days go by, business owners and entrepreneurs are becoming more and more confused and frustrated on how to chart the way forward into the future.
In today’s world it is almost cliché to hear about how much technology has advanced in the last 10 years – smartphones, iPads, video games, laptops, Facebook, etc., etc. We all talk about how devices, software and applications have improved our lives – especially our personal lives – but rarely do we reflect on how technology can empower organisations –businesses and their economy.
As a tech company, Ritelink has discovered some IT strategies and tools that can help you and others rise to the occasion to keep your business running and also stay afloat in this tough recovery post-pandemic period.
As a business owner or entrepreneur if you haven’t made any new business plans or proffered IT solutions for business perhaps we can offer some suggestions. Here are some available technological gadgets that will help empower you and your organization:-
- Microsoft Surface 2020
Given their nerdy heritage, Microsoft doesn’t have quite the hipster appeal of Apple but it’s an unfair image these days – the new Surface range oozes style and panache.
From it’s cost friendly price Surface Go 2 is the budget laptop in the range and has a bigger battery and touchscreen than its predecessor, while at the other end of the spectrum the Surface Laptop 3 is far more expesive, but you’ll want to spend a lot more than that to get the most out of it. It’s taken two years to release an updated model, but it’s 50 per cent faster than the already-blissfully speedy Surface Laptop 2, and claims and all-day battery life of 17.5 hours giving the power to work for hours without the fear of power outage.
Elsewhere the Surface Headphones have also had an update, featuring “enhanced Omnisonic sound”, 13 levels of noise cancellation and integration with Microsoft Office, and the tech giants have finally joined the true wireless game with the new Surface Earbuds, which look like shiny little silvery discs of audio goodness.
Needless to say, given all the competition, the Microsoft Surface remains one of the best-looking laptops on the market, so these tasty updates will no doubt be turning a few heads.
2. Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020
It’s official, Apple’s butterfly keyboard has fluttered its last and the little sprinkling of magic Apple has dusted over its new laptop is the return of its old, magic keyboard.
For those not in the know, the butterfly keyboard was introduced in 2015 to slim down Apple laptops, but the price of svelteness was unresponsive and breakable keys. It has only taken them five years, but the new 13-inch Macbook does away with it entirely and goes back to the pre-2015 magic keyboard. It does keep the Touch Bar and Touch ID seen on newer models, so it’s not a complete return to old.
Under the hood, the new machine is everything you expect from an Apple laptop. A 10th-generation processor more than twice as fast as the last, double the storage space, 80 per cent faster graphics performance and up to 32GB RAM. So yes, it’s a beast.
3. Apple iPad Pro 2020
Apple’s new iPad Pro blurs the line between laptop and tablet. The magic keyboard now comes with a trackpad at the bottom, and the hardware inside is now virtually on a par with the tech inside a Macbook Air. The operating system will still be iOS (rather than OSX, which you usually find on Macs), but increasingly apps are becoming just as sophisticated as full-scale Mac software.
Plus the iPad Pro now includes a LiDAR scanner which means it can scan and see the world around it empowering some incredible augmented reality experiences.
4. Logitech StreamCam
If somehow you’ve managed to turn your pastime into a lucrative side hustle by streaming it over the internet then you’ll probably want an upgrade on the inflexible and dubious quality webcam hovering over your monitor.
Logitech, no stranger to computer peripherals, has pimped out the humble webcam to something of a streaming behemoth, recording at HD 1080p at 60 frames per second, with AI-enabled face tracking to keep you in focus and auto-exposure in case the Sun suddenly decides to make an appearance.
Of course, widescreen is so passé, so you can easily twist the StreamCam 90 degrees and record in 9:16 to avoid any Instagram or Facebook stories weirdness.
5. Mercury 2.4 KVA Modified Sine Wave inverter
The critically acclaimed Mercury 2.4 KVA Modified Sine Wave inverter with inbuilt charger provides automatic changeover from NEPA, giving you undisrupted power supply. Â Â Sleek, compact, and lightweight, with overload protection, and digital LCD display which elucidates battery and load levels, Keeps you productive after NEPA is long gone!
As we approach the other half of 2020 it is known fact that there is available technology out there to enhance your work. In case you haven’t found what you want on this list, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ritelink and we’ll help you find the right gadgets that will help you empower yourself and grow your business.