I am a one man business (consultancy) and I used to have lots of Macs and PCs lying about the place.
These days I find that I can do most of my work on just the one portable - a high end MacBook Pro.
Using virtual PCs I can test websites under all sorts of conditions, OS X is stable enough so that I can run all my applications without issues.. etc. etc.
Bit by bit I have abandoned all my old boxes and portables and it suddenly dawned on me that if this machine died suddenly or was lost, I would need to go out and buy a new one. But the model I use is customised, so that might take a delay of several days for delivery.
All my data is backed up, so thatís not an issue, but from the hardware side of things I realised that I didnít really have an up to date machine.
So hereís my dilemma.
1. Go out and buy a similar machine to have on standby (which leaves me with a high spec portable lying idle)?
2. Buy a low end machine, just for emergencies?
3. Do nothing and just hire a machine if I have to (there are numerous issues with this one)?
What do other people do?