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Matthew MisterJul 19, 2019 9:50:32 AM1 min read

Technology Fails: Why My Bluetooth Is Dying?

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday my buddy Morgan is at my door at 5:10 am. Why is he there so early? Well, we both have young kids and families so we need to take care of ourselves so we get together to workout three days a week.

So today's Friday and as usual Morgan is at my door ready to go. We're getting our workout started and my Bluetooth speaker starts crapping out on us. This has happened a couple of times now so we turned it off, did some quick troubleshooting and it looks like this speaker is just dying on me.

Do I have time to deal with this? Probably not! But technology fails, its a fact of life today. 

Now this may be extremely shocking to all of you reading this so brace yourselves....I don't need a backup of my Bluetooth speaker! If it dies it dies and we can still workout in silence.

Since we've established that technology dies (except the robot overlords, they'll never die) check out this link from Backblaze. They do a great job of tracking hard drives and how often they fail. You can check that out here.

How To Evaluate Your Technology?

This is a great opportunity to start thinking about which technology you can live with failing on you and which pieces of technology that have no room for failure. For example I have a mouse connected to my laptop. If the mouse dies it may be a slight inconvenience, but if my laptop dies, that's a whole different ballgame. Luckily I have  backed up everything on there so I would be down for about 2 hours.

If you need a tool to help you when thinking about which technology you can/can't afford to lose, download our 25 MUST ASK Questions for Video Collaboration + Data Protection. I'll warn you, it's not for the faint of heart. These are some questions that will really make you evaluate every aspect of your video setup and will help you identify some spots where you can make improvements. 

So be thinking about what technology can and can't fail for you and your team, it will help you be prepared for when something goes wrong.