The clock is ticking.
Chloe O’Brian is under pressure to download the blueprints which will allow Jack Bauer to save the world. She’s relying on the internet connection on her laptop in a busy London pub. Never fear – the technology won’t let her down and she accomplishes her task in record time.
This is, of course, not real life, but the TV Series 24. Wouldn’t it be marvellous if your business tech was just as responsive! The creators of 24 aimed for cutting-edge but realistic IT, only faster than in real life, in some cases taking mere seconds instead of hours.
Your everyday reality may be just a little different:
Have you ever suffered a computer crash just as you were about to join a Zoom meeting, only for your laptop to then decide that it has to apply updates at that very moment before it can let you continue?
Is your machine so slow to start up in the morning that you have time to go and make a cup of tea while it thinks about completing its boot up sequence?
Fortunately, when it comes to action movies, our heroes are seldom delayed by their technology; it certainly would not be particularly entertaining to watch the rotating egg-timer complete its task before the top-secret documents can be downloaded!
Watching a James Bond movie can give you a serious case of monitor envy; as the action pans onto Q, you see him standing in front of his interactive tracking display – and that’s even before 007’s gadgets have been revealed.
Even police procedural shows like Line of Duty showcase offices full of the latest equipment and the AC-12 interviews rely on touch-sensitive whiteboards adorning the walls and table.
Technology can get outdated very quickly. When you watch the 1990s reboot of the Mission Impossible franchise, it is easy to mock the floppy disks, cassette tapes, huge CRT monitors and failed modem connections, but it should be remembered that this was cutting edge at the time.
Get in touch with Computer Troubleshooters on 01732 300064 to update your kit