usually your work computer has work specific programs and vpns and what have youI was given a work laptop, but it's much slower than my personal iMac. Does anyone else use their personal computer instead of their work provided one?
I was given a work laptop, but it's much slower than my personal iMac. Does anyone else use their personal computer instead of their work provided one?
I’d have thought they would let you pay something towards the old Mac to keep it? Depends really. We sell off old Macs to staff. Saves going through eBay.I started a new job(acadaemia) in August.
I have not even picked up the laptop they would provide for me. My MBP 9,1 has been doing the heavy lifting as far as Zoom and the rest of my grade keeping/course management.
I'm still a bit miffed that I was given incorrect information. The IT guy I worked with said "Sorry, we can only provide you a PC. Our stuff doesn't work with Macs." The "Stuff", in addition to Zoom, is a couple of web-based systems like Blackboard. I've had zero issues using them on my personal Macs.
BTW, we are required to have our data encrypted. Plain old Filevault(not encryption tied to the T2 chip) on 10.7 and newer satisfies the encryption standards.
I have since found out from another faculty member that IT WILL provide Macs. The key is that you have to pay the difference in cost between what they provide and the Mac you want. I haven't pursued it any further, but given how much recording an hour-long class in Zoom hammers my 9,1 I'm tempted to see if I can get an M1 MBA or MBP(really, really leaning towards the latter). Even if I have to kick in a few hundred dollars, I'd gladly do it.
I'd be interested, though, to know how that Mac arrangement works when it comes to the normal 3 year EOL. Typically you turn your PC in and get a new one. If you paid part-or even a good chunk-of a Mac it seems like you get in a weird state of flux of having a part school owned, part personally owned Mac.