ezCCTV Support wrote:I shall re upload this file again. Is there a reason why you are using TwinDVR? It is really a legacy product now.
ezCCTV Support (Site Admin)- First of all I want to commend you for your posts. The below is not a jab at you or your company directly- Just compaines in general so don't take offense.
On older versions of software... I don't know about TwinDVR per-se but off the top of my head here are a couple of reasons people use "old software", previous versions.
1) It is what people are "used to" - EG what product they feel comfortable with, Or have been trained on. Training costs money.
As a example take MS Office- It cost tons of money to get people trained on new versions & it costs companies tons of lost money in deceased productivity on learning the new gee-wizz office suite. (Or Operating System)
2) It is a product in which when problems occur- the problems (and fixes) are well known /documented. I for one am tired of being on the "cutting-edge" in which I am a UN-PAID BETA tester for XYZ company it seems.... and no-one knows what the heck is causing problems with the latest release...
3) Product runs on their system- Due to specs of their system it will not run a more current version.OR the "old" software plays nice with their existing hardware /software combo.. Old version likes drivers, etc... stuff like that...
4) Related- old product runs FAST on their system due to code bloat in "newer" versions.
5) Ditto, old product is STABLE on their system.
6) The product "works" for them... they don't need features in later versions..
7) The latest and greatest isn't always the best...Earlier versions of something may had a design team which actually had "hands-on" time with a product - , or say "believed" in the product or company .
(For example when a company is "small" everyone feels like they their input is valued... everyone is working towards getting the company /product off the ground.. When the company grows "big", or is sold out- and people who work there don't feel like their input has "value"..)
PS: I for one appreciate companies which archive older versions of software and documentation.
Companies when you for example are searching for info on "older" products" (That cost top dollar when purchased) that the search box brings UP links to archived documentation and software for the item instead of saying "item not found".- or something similar. -Whatever the item may be...
Keeping in mind that money spent came directly out of YOUR pocket.... which would you want to support with your purchases?
(Read that as you could not count off the cost of equipment on your taxes as a business expense... and the equipment (or software, or both) cost many thousands upon thousands of dollars:)
A) Archives documents, software on end of life items
B) Does not- Search box brings up ZERO hits...
As a example I have (2) monitors that retailed for over $10,000 EACH.... and when typing in the model number at the mfg's site it brought up "item not found"....