It always amazes us how everything is connected in our world. One thing leads to another.

The economy is quite a fragile thing, and it does not like sudden changes. Political quarrels, greedy authorities, rapid weather conditions — all of these constantly make an impact on the global economy state.

We had the global financial crisis in 2008, the Covid-19 pandemiс, and now we deal with the current intense situation worldwide.

As a result, the PC market started rapidly declining — it’s 12% globally and 18% in Europe.

Mikako Kitagawa, an analyst at Gartner, explains how the Russian Invasion of Ukraine caused the issue:

Supply chain disruptions also continued, but the major cause of PC delivery delays changed from component shortages to logistics disruptions. Enterprise buyers continued to experience longer PC delivery times than usual.
To maintain profits as inflation increases costs, the PC industry is having to raise average selling prices despite weakening demand.

Of course, the real issue is that the people of Ukraine (our homeland) are dying. We must remember that when complaining about the high prices on PC market or lack of computer details. And at the same time, we should continue working to keep the economy alive.

However, some conditions may interrupt or slow down the working process, and people have to learn how to adapt to new changes.

Since the pandemic, a lot of companies switched to remote. That means that digital devices such are computers, laptops, and phones have become the main tools to provide everything essential for convenient work: instant messaging, voice and video calls, file sharing, task management, etc.

Technology is improving every day, requiring constant updates not only for software but for hardware too.

And while large corporations can handle increased prices and upgrade their hardware, small businesses and governmental organizations are forced to stick to their budget.

How to keep your device in working condition without hardware updates?

First, take care of your device: clean it regularly from dust and spiders. If you have a tech specialist in your team, ask them to check whether some parts need repair or inspection to avoid sudden breakage.

Second, choose software that can work on older hardware. When the program is poorly optimized, it can cause overheating, glitches, and other unpleasant things that can break your PC in the future.

For small businesses, public services, and small teams, we recommend MyChat — a self-hosted secure instant messaging system for offices and teams.

Although MyChat includes its own server and a lot of features and tools, its technical requirements are pretty humble. You can run MyChat on any Windows OS, from XP to the latest 11 version. The program works with poor or unstable connections while other software can’t even connect to display simple messages.

Stay safe and productive, folks!

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