CEO MESSAGE – April 2021

Dave Erickson, Thursday, April 21, 2021

This past month has been one of change for the company as we reorganize our priorities, business structure, and the way we approach business. We are excited about the new opportunities we are finding, as well as the renewed focus on our core business. 

For the last month, we have been really focused on our marketing initiatives and have been preparing lots of content and marketing materials, as well as getting our website updated. We are planning a monthly podcast, which is set to start in the next couple of months. We are organizing the monthly content plan and are looking to see who we can line up as guests and topics we will cover.

If you would like to be a guest on our podcast to talk about development and business solutions, or if you have topics that you would like to hear, please contact Angela at marketing@screamingbox.com

Recently, I had to do my annual computer cleaning and updating and it got me thinking about developers that have many different types of computers that they work on; laptops, gaming systems, multisystems, phones, tablets, and simple PC’s. As more and more development tools become cloud based, I wonder how important developers’ computing systems will become in the future? 

My system is overkill for almost everything I do, except gaming (but I don’t have much time for that anymore) or video editing, which is good for personal and business projects. I spent a decade or more in the computer hardware industry and my current computer is made up of components I helped spec and design with manufactures like ASRock, Zalman, OCZ, and others for the gaming brand I was an owner in – Fatal1ty. 

The make up of my computer is personal, but it is also a little hot rod (even if it is 4 years old). I really don’t need an X99 gaming motherboard, Intel i7-6850K 3.60 GHz processor with 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and an Nvidia GTX1070 graphics card, but having that kind of computer power feels a little like driving a Ferrari … even if most of the time you are driving in slow traffic and don’t need all that power.

It makes me wonder, what will developers’ hardware and computing systems look like in the future? Are all development tools and components going to be cloud based, if so, will developers only need a large monitor and simple Chromebook or basic PC for running a graphics card and accessing the Internet? Or will the need for a power computer become even more important as data analytics and AI become a more important part of digital product development?

Let us know your thoughts on this or send us pictures or specs of your main development computer, email us at marketing@screamingbox.com

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