K2's The Right Stuff: Best Practices for Selecting and Purchasing Computer Hardware - On Demand (2 Hours)
With technology becoming more strategic to every organization, it is more important than ever to buy the right business grade hardware, software, and services for your team. This session will cover some of the basics of buying the right technology for your business, including evaluating hardware quality, tips for getting the best deals on hardware, hints for evaluating contracts and end user license agreements (EULAs), and a review of software and cloud application licensing options. Attend this session and learn more about how to save time and money in the long run by doing technology right the first time and purchasing hardware and software using the right vendor programs.
- Software licensing
- Hardware fundamentals and the differences in home and business grade technology
- Tips for effectively buying your team’s technology
Upon completing this course, you should be able to:
- List three major channels used to sell software by publishers and list at least one benefit and one drawback related to the license restrictions/risks typically included with each
- Explain why it is generally a bad idea to use consumer grade computers and consumer grade routers and other networking gear in a business network
- List at least three kinds of costs associated with on-premises and public cloud deployments of applications, and give an example of each
- Name the open source tool which was used to evaluate complex terms in license agreements
Who Should Attend: Practitioners and senior executives in industry who are responsible for managing, purchasing, or auditing the IT and purchasing functions
Course Level: Basic
CPE Credits: 2 Hours Information Technology
Advance Preparation: None
Instructional Delivery Method: QAS on-demand learning, including review and final exam questions. To earn credit, participants must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better within one year of registering for this course. Participants may attempt take the final exam up to 10 times.