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Back to the Books

As Mother Nature reveals the signs of fall, heading back to school – whether it’s to high school, university or college, is top of mind for many people.

There’s a lot to think about and to do in order to prepare for another year of assignments, studying and exams. If you’re hoping to be productive and efficient with the use of technology, let the good folks at myITsource help you to determine what the right tools are for you while completing your studies.

“It’s really about finding the right tool for the right job. You don’t need to go overboard on a laptop if you just need something to take notes on. Trying to find the right fit for what you need is more important than the price tag,” said Blake Duffield, Sales Manager at myITsource.

Generally, students enrolled in post-secondary education are looking for laptops or tablets to help them complete assignments, do some research or to use in class for note taking.

Blake says that where it gets a little tricky is when students are looking for a multi-media computer – one to play games on, watch movies and to use for school. However, with brand name products like Lenovo, primarily their ThinkPad series in laptops and tablets, there’s definitely a model that’ll work, regardless of your needs.

In addition to a new system, it’s also important to consider what software you’ll need to help you get the best marks.

“Microsoft Office is really the best productivity software, there’s really no substitute, but for university or college students it can be a fairly expensive product,” said Blake. “If you have a Hotmail or Gmail account though, you can access Microsoft Office online. You’re just using your word processor in the cloud and it’s all linked to your email account. This is a good thing especially if you happen to drop or break your laptop or forget it at home. All your work is easily accessible from any computer or mobile device as long as you have an Internet connection.”

It is also important to consider a good anti-virus or anti-malware program such as Emsisoft Anti-Malware to protect not only your investment, but all your hard work.

Now, with all this in mind, it’s time to head down to myITsource to get what you need to make the most out of your school year!

Posted on: August 28, 2015