Fascinating Technology Statistics

There was a time when people used a  paper map to assist in navigating road trips or you had to practice saying your name (including message) at record speeds, when calling collect on a payphone.

These days, it would cause sheer panic to leave the house without your smartphone (which typically includes a built in GPS system).  Technology has brought exciting new innovations and people have come to rely heavily on their technological devices, which is why Howard Industries works hard to bring you the most innovative and top quality technology.

We found some interesting (some quite funny) statistics about the use of technology today!

Smartphones

  • 60% of U.S. smartphone owners check their phones at least every hourSmartphone Stat
  • Are you complaining about being tired, well 54% said they check their phone at all hours of the night while going to sleep
  • Apparently, there is no getting away from your phone, 40% check their phone while on the toilet
  • We even spend time worrying about our phones, 94% are concerned about losing their phone
  • Apparently, the connection we form with our phones are very emotional, 73% say they felt panicked when they lost their phone

Video Games

  • If you don’t own a gaming device, you are missing out, 73% of households own a device Gamer_Statthey specifically use for gaming
  • You can game anywhere, 23% of households own a handheld console
  • Never to young or to old to play video games, the average age of a gamer is 34 years old
  • Not just for boys, 40% of all gamers are female

The Younger Generation and Technology

  • 63% of women 18-34 report that they refuse to go an hour without checking their phone,Teen Computer_Stat topped by men at 73% 
  • Teens will probably never understand finding research in a book, 93% of teens ages 12-17 go online
  • It’s no longer just a privilege, 69% of teens have their own computer
  • To put it into perspective, 69% of children aged 2-5 can use a computer mouse, but only 11% can tie their shoelaces

 

Resources:
Lookout Report
Webwise Kids
VentureBeat News
LPC International
Entertainment Software Rating Board

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The Howard Advantage

Custom Built Computer and Custom Computer: Howard Computers

Work faster than ever before with a Howard customized computer. Our sytems are powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7, i5, and i3 processors, so you know it′s fast! With options like integrated gigabit NIC, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, SATA-600, eSATA, FireWire, DDR3 and Microsoft′s Windows® 7, your productivity will soar. Your custom computer from Howard Technology will provide a high performance machine that is also a pleasure to use.

We Offer Superior Product Quality:

  • Howard products are made and assembled here in the USA and are thoroughly testedMade in America for quality assurance. 
  • We use high quality components from manufacturers such as Intel, Kingston, LG, Samsung, Coolermaster and Foxconn.
  • Howard is an Intel Authorized Integrator

You Get a Better Customer Service Experience with Howard: Warranty

  • We have 100% U.S. Based Customer Support
  • No automated phone system to get to your Dedicated Account Manager
  • 24/7 Tech Support for LIFE!
  • Remote OnCall Support
  • Professional Services
  • Warranty

We Also Offer a Selection of Complimentary Benefits:

  • Custom image deployment and maintenance
  • Lifecycle management
  • Customers who are enrolled in HTTP (Howard Technical Partnership Program) and perform in-house repairs to Howard-branded systems may be eligible for reimbursement.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is June 16th making it less than a couple of weeks away.  With that said, have you thought about what to get for the amazing man in your life?

It’s hard to find the perfect gift that says…Father's Day
…so we put together a guideline for picking out the perfect Father’s Day gift!

For the Sentimental Dad:
Father's Day_SentimentalThis Dad cherishes every moment spent with family and loved ones. The perfect gift should remind him of all of those amazing memories made over the years and reflect why he is such an awesome role model.  This Dad has most likely photographed every moment from your Kindergarten graduation, sending you off to college to holding back the tears as he gives you away on your wedding day. The Digital Photo Frame allows you to connect your memory card or USB hard drive to display an array of amazing high quality photos for the perfect trip down memory lane.

The Adventurous Dad:
Father's Day_OutdoorsyWhether it is hunting, fishing or hiking, it is no question that you will always find this Dad doing some activity outdoors.  He has probably dragged you on countless camping trips where you are forced to ditch technology for a little one on one time with nature.  Although, you probably ended up enjoying waking up to the smell of fresh air, spending all day hiking surrounded by the gorgeous views and falling asleep after watching the sunset.  Show him that you appreciate his outdoorsy side, and never miss another breath-taking view with a pair of our brand name binoculars and choose to spend father’s day grilling out and sleeping under the stars in one of our spacious tents.

The Techy Dad
Father's Day_TechyHe is the one who is always first in line to buy the newest tech device, on every waiting list for any upcoming technology release and whether or not he knows how to use all of it, he just has to have it.  The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is the ultimate gift for the Dad who can’t decide his preference between the Laptop or the touchscreen.  He will be amazed by the 360 degree range of the screen that allows you to work in 4 different modes.  If your Dad is more intrigued with size and portability, then the HP Slate 7 Tablet is the best choice. It allows 24/7 access to all your photos, games, documents, email, apps and more, right in the palm of your hand.  If his mentality is “The Bigger the Better”, then the Samsung 75″ Smart TV will provide the ultimate viewing experience.

No matter what gift you give him, we want to thank all the father’s out there and wish each and every one of them a Happy Father’s Day from Howard Industries!

Chromebook Management Console

First off, many of you may be wondering, what is a Chromebook?

ImageThe Chromebook, was created by google with the idea to “Get stuff done”. For those who may not be familiar with technical terminology, the Chromebook is a laptop designed for running Google Chrome OS and other web based applications.  With it’s built-in Chrome browser, it can load websites extremely fast without wasting any valuable work time!  The multiple login feature, allows you to personalize your own space and then share your Chromebook with others.  Simply put, the Chromebook is a laptop simplified…

So, with that said, what is the Management Console and why would you need it?

The web-based Management Console creates an easier way to manage a fleet of Chrome devices and users.  Administrators have the ability to manage their organization’s Chrome devices from a single place.

Key Features:

  • Create User Groups – Apply policies, apps, and settings to different sets of users. Group students by grade level or subject. Separate students and faculty.
  • Pre-Install and Block Apps – Blacklist, whitelist or pre-install apps, extensions and URLs.
  • Track Assets – Assign devices to specific students and faculty and get configuration and usage reports.
  • Manage User Access – Control who uses your Chrome devices: prevent outside users from logging in, disable Guest Mode, or designate specific types of users (like teachers) withing your domain that can use a device.
  • Configure Network Access – Set network and proxy settings to make it easy for users to get up and running and ensure they’re protected by the web filters and firewalls.
  • Customize User Features – Modify user settings like bookmark and app sync across computers and show some school spirit on your devices with custom Chrome desktop themes.

Sounds great? Now how do you get this Management Service… It is only available from Google or an authorized re-seller (and great news Howard Industries is one of the few authorized re-sellers for the Management Console)!

Contact your Sales Rep or Call (888) 912-3151!