Every day we have a chance to talk to customers and learn why TetherTies was the right Mac adapter tethering solution for them.
Recently, we saw a series of new orders from the same company, but each order was being placed by a different purchasing manager. Orders ranged from 10 packs of TetherTies to 120 pack custom orders. But they all shared one common element – the parent company.
When we asked one of the IT managers why so many procurement staff were ordering from TetherTies.com we were surprised at the answer. The parent company had recently released the requisition for a new company wide laptop deployment. One problem. The new laptops don’t have a VGA connection, and there are hundreds of conference rooms throughout the organization with VGA cables and HDMI cables. But none of those cables work with the new laptops without a mini-display port to VGA adapter, or Mac Adapter.
The local IT departments had ordered enough VGA adapters to outfit all of their local conference rooms, but the Mac Adapters kept disappearing. This isn’t an uncommon problem. Staff regularly borrow or pocket the Mac adapters in conference rooms so they’ll have one at the next presentation, or because they want to connect their laptop to the monitor on their desk. Most staff aren’t stealing the Mac Adapters, but they’re just borrowing them VGA adapter intending to return the adapter in the future. Unfortunately, too often the video adapters never get returned to their original location, and then when it came time for a presentation or meeting in the conference room, there was no way to project.
So TetherTies to the rescue. One local office had previously ordered a 30 pack of TetherTies to secure the computer peripherals in their conference rooms and desks, and vouched for the easy installation of TetherTies and their strong and secure tamper-resistant way to lock down Mac Adapters, so they didn’t walk off from the conference rooms, and desks. When it came time to solve the problem of missing Mac Adapters for the entire organization there was already a tested solution that could be shared with the entire company through the procurement system.
And so, despite the unintended consequences that come with a new company-wide laptop deployment where the new laptops don’t work with existing AV systems, there’s always a solution out there.
We love hearing customer stories about how or why they use TetherTies in their organization, and if you share your story with us, we’ll feature you on the blog, and may send you a coupon or gift card as thanks.