Last time on the latest Micromat saga, I wrote about how Micromat refuses… yet again, to offer a downloadable update option for TechTool Pro 4. After the “one time” Intel upgrade (version 4.5), which cost $25, Micromat is wanting users to pay another $25 for a DVD update that will keep TechTool Pro 4 working with Leopard (version 4.6).
Obviously, this is a waste of money, time, and needless for most Micromat users. Micromat encourages users to not run TechTool Pro from the DVD, and as such… paying for a DVD to be mailed out is not necessary. But, Micromat has since responded to my last post, saying that they do not have the bandwidth resources to serve the update. To that, I reply, is bogus.
Even if Micromat didn’t have hosting resources for a large update… third-party services such as Amazon S3 are designed to make that not an issue. S3 allows smaller companies to tap into Amazon’s global server network at very low per-GB costs… costs far lower than printing and mailing a DVD. To that, Micromat responded to other users that “ ”
So, here’s my offer to Micromat. I will offer my consulting services for free, nada, zip. I’ll help Micromat deploy Amazon S3 in a cost-effective manner that saves customers money, ensures they get the update at very little charge, and vends the update to them without any intervention from Micromat (all done automatically).
All I’ll ask in return, is that they credit me when a user downloads the update, no different than what they should have done when I pointed out security breaches in earlier versions of TechTool Pro 4.
So, Micromat, the ball is now in your court. I await Micromat’s response.