Considerations When Choosing Hardware for your Business
On this episode of TechTalk Detroit Chuck Lobert and Brian Spurgeon answer questions like: How do you choose the correct devices for your business? What are the differences between business-grade and home-grade devices? How do you know whether to choose between a desktop computer or laptop for your employees?
What should you consider when purchasing electronic devices for your business? (03:08)
Always purchase business-grade devices. There are significant differences between business-grade hardware and home-grade hardware. (05:45)
- Windows home computers are not recommended for business purposes. The hardware, reliability, and warranties associated with a Windows home-grade computer is not suitable for business purposes. (06:20)
How to Choose Between a Laptop or a Desktop Computer (06:40)
Desktop computers are great for businesses that have traditional work hours (8 AM – 5 PM) and do not need accesses to a computer after work hours. (07:10)
Advantages of desktop computers include:
- Desktop computers offer a huge cost savings benefit.
- With desktop computers, there are more options when it comes to the hardware and physical size of the computer.
Disadvantages of desktop computers include:
- A desktop computer can limit your ability to work remotely.
Advantages of laptops include:
- The ability to work remote and mobile. (09:11)
- Outside of working remotely, laptops allow employees to work from different locations within an office. (09:40)
Should Every Employee Within Your Business Have the Same Device Model? (10:18)
What are the advantages of standardizing device models? (11:00)
- Standardizing devices within your business can eliminate negative comparison of devices among employees.
What are the disadvantages of standardizing device models?
- Giving your employees a choice on what device models they can use allows the employee to be well equipped with the right tools to succeed at their job.
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