Top Tips When Procuring IT Equipment For Your Business

It can be difficult to conceive of a business world that does not revolve around the computer, and whilst the first personal computer sold just 40 units in 1971, the idea of an office without a computer at its centre seems almost laughable.

Because of this, it is vitally important for your business that you make a careful, considered decision when procuring equipment. Here are some top tips.

Do Not Cut Corners

Whilst you do not need to provide your employees with high-end Alienware laptops, a powerful computer will save you a lot of time and pay for itself quicker than buying cheaply.

Low-end machines tend to be extremely slow when they boot up and could be unreliable and unresponsive when using business software. Bear in mind these work computers will be used every day for many hours at a time.

Take a look at a computer’s technical specifications and consider doing a benchmark test where you look at how different computer parts compare to each other.

Make Sure Your Computers Are Fit For Each Job Role

A related but also important point is that computers need to be fit for specialised job roles.

If a job role requires a lot of graphic design or video editing, you will need a computer with a better graphics processing unit to ensure they can do their job without the computer slowing down under pressure.

Keep in touch with your different teams and ask them if they are having issues with their equipment.

Keep Them Secure

Make sure your computers are regularly updated and have anti-virus, firewalls and anti-malware software installed.

The former scans for and deletes malicious computer programs, firewalls stop them from getting through your computer network and anti-malware software checks websites and emails for suspicious files and removes them.

Having dedicated technicians are very helpful in this regard, and if you are looking for IT support in Colchester, get in touch today.

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