With so many computers on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. But fear not – we’re here to help. In this blog, we’ll guide you through everything you need to consider when considering replacing your business laptop or desktop computer. By the end of this post, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about which laptop is right for you. So let’s get started!
Define your business needs – what software will you be using, how much storage do you need, etc.
When defining your business needs, it’s important to look at all the technology that you will be using within your organization. This includes operating systems requirements, software applications, networking hardware, storage solutions, and any other vital components that can help bring your vision for success to life. It’s important to define upfront how much storage you need so that you are not limited in capacity when utilizing applications or running processes. Additionally, it’s important to identify the right software solutions to fit your needs in terms of budget and user capability so that employees are able to work most efficiently. Your Managed IT Service provider, such as Flyford Connect will be able to assist with this, but ultimately, being able to define your business needs ahead of time is critical for the successful operation of any organization. You might discover that modern working solutions such as Cloud Desktops could be the right choice.
Research different laptops and desktops that fit those needs – read online reviews, compare prices, etc.
Researching the right laptop for your needs can be a time consuming task, but it’s well worth it. Here at Flyford, we take the headache out of this task because we are experienced in different models and their capabilities. However, taking the time to read online reviews and compare prices gives you the opportunity to make an informed decision when deciding which device best fits within your budget and suits your requirements. Knowing what types of features are available will make your research more efficient, and looking at customer ratings and laptop reviews can help narrow down your options further. With these tools in hand, you should be able to quickly find the perfect laptop that fits your style and meets your needs.
Choose the solution that is best for your business needs and budget
An effective business laptop must support the day-to-day activities of your workforce, as well as account for scalability in the future. Finding the best laptop that meets both requirements requires research and understanding of your business needs now and in the near term. To ensure value for money, establish a budget beforehand and read reviews of different models to make an informed selection. Also remember that basic yet high-quality laptops may suit simpler businesses without needing top of the line hardware. Setting a price range and comparing features will help you choose the laptop best suited to your budget and business needs.
We have often said that when looking at the specification of devices, the higher the numbers the better. Apart from the cost, that needs to be lower.
Could an upgrade of your device be the answer?
If your device is under 2 – 3 years old it can pay to upgrade it rather than buying a new one. At Flyford we would typically look at increasing storage capacity and speed as well as additional memory.
Securing your Business and new device
Cyber security is a hot topic, and selecting the right laptop is just the beginning. Cyber criminals are constantly finding new weaknesses to exploit, so it’s important to make sure your laptop’s security is up-to-date and properly managed. The best way to protect against online and offline threats is to utilize a managed IT service that can monitor for any potential attacks and take steps to prevent them from succeeding. Cyber security isn’t something you should take lightly; make sure you have the right protocols in place to safeguard your data!
We did a blog on the basics for securing your business. You can find it here.
Could a Cloud Desktop be the answer for your business?
If you’re wondering how you can make the most of your old devices without having to upgrade them all at once, Windows Virtual Desktop or Cloud Computing could be the perfect solution. This allows users to access their full computer experience online, making it accessible from anywhere on any device. While this may sound complicated, advice and help is available from managed IT Service providers such as Flyford who will guide you every step of the way when setting up and using this modern way of working. Some information on this can be found on our other blog MS 365 Cloud Computer
Research different devices and get advice from your managed IT support team to make sure the right choices are made for your business. We have mentioned upgrading, replacing and cloud desktops. But also, how many monitors would you prefer to work with? Do you require any docking stations, laptop bags? Will you require physical data points or can you work off wireless?
We hope this guide has been useful, should you require any assistance, please feel free to get in touch. We will be more than happy to advise you.