2016-April

Act and Windows 10

In my opinion, you are crazy if you update your Windows computer to Windows 10! Let me tell you why.

First and foremost this has nothing to do with Windows 10, I am hearing nothing but good things about Microsoft’s most recent version of Windows. But this is the question you should ask yourself: what is Windows 10 going to do for me today?

windows 10If you are in business, sales or marketing and all of your software is working working perfectly today why in the world would you take a chance to mess that up? Why break that software nirvana that exists in your life today? If your car works fine why would you change the engine? That’s what Windows 10 is, the engine that runs your computer. It is nothing more than that.

My advice is this: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! At least for the time being.

Let everyone else download and install Windows 10 and be beta testers for all the software you currently use. And that includes act. Wait six months, reconsider and still don’t do it unless there is a compelling reason that is so good that it will make you more productive.

Just to be clear this is what I usually recommend for all software updates and major releases.

Do not be sucked into the something shiny and new conundrum. Wait. Don’t lose sight of what is really important to you and your business: selling and taking care of your customers. All of my experience has been that in this day and age brand-new shiny software, updates rarely make such an impact that it warrants all the excitement that seems to surround it. If you value your time and energy, just wait. If it is that good, it will be there tomorrow!

 

6 Responses to Act and Windows 10

  1. John Marshall August 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    Good advice, thanks.

  2. Bas L.M. Jansen August 11, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    We upgraded to win 10 a week ago, of course some “startup problems” ACT! local and cloud a working quit well. So what is the problem?

    If you are really honest write a similar article about the latest update of ACT! which we removed it in 24 hours.

    Best regards
    Bas L.M. Jansen

    • Tony Holowitz August 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

      I’m glad Windows 10 worked out for you. Regarding the latest update to act, can you tell me specifically what update you are referring to in your comment. 17.2?

  3. George Meek March 4, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    I installed Windows 10 last November and was the biggest mistake I have made in 10 years of recruiting. I have lost the ability to use email now through ACT and eGrabber’s Resume Grabber will not work with Windows 10 and ACT!18. I upgrade to the fastest Dell computer I could buy to try and solve the problem, spent 100s of hours on the phone to Sage, Microsoft and eGrabber and not luck on 3 computers. You can’t buy a “new” computer without Windows 10 unless you buy it through some place on line. I am desperately seeking help for anyone that has solved this issue.

    • Tony Holowitz April 7, 2016 at 10:00 am #

      George, please accept my apology for not seeing this post sooner. Somehow I missed it. Did you resolve your issue? I would be more than happy to discuss this issue with you if you want to reach out to me at 781-728-9777. Tony Holowitz

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