To accommodate the needs of the modern workforce, businesses require technology that is mobile, secure, and cost effective. Every year new mobile devices, laptops, and gadgets come out, making it difficult to pinpoint exactly which options you need and decide if you’re getting them at a reasonable price. To help you make an informed decision about your technology purchases, Robinett Consulting has put together a simple, helpful guide that will aid you in narrowing down your buying decisions.
Which Mobile Devices Do You Need?
When thinking of which mobile devices your employees need to stay on the go, it’s tempting to immediately look into laptops from trusted brands, but this may not be the best option for your business environment. For instance, tablets have proven useful for presentations and client interactions that require quick, easy to use electronic devices. In addition to this, two-in-one laptops that function as both a laptop and a tablet can be useful for a workforce that’s constantly on the move and prioritizes packing light on business trips.
Key questions to ask when deciding which mobile devices to purchase include:
- Do your employees need to hand their device to clients often?
- Does this device need to be thin and light for mobility?
- Where will you and your employees be working?
What Specifications Does a Business Device Need?
Once you’ve decided on mobile devices to buy, the next step is to determine the right specifications and features you will need to get your day-to-day business done. You will want to think about both performance and storage needs. For instance, a laptop without enough storage space to hold the files needed for a long business trip may not be helpful. Alternatively, a device that won’t perform well when playing videos or presentations for long periods of time could leave a bad impression on potential clients.
The three specifications to think the most about are CPU, RAM, and storage. The CPU handles the processing power of your machine. More RAM allows your computer to work faster and on more things at once, and the storage space determines how much content your device can hold at one time. We know that device specs can be confusing, so here at Robinett Consulting, we recommend an 11th gen Intel CPU chip, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a 512-gigabyte storage drive for a machine to last you years to come!
In the end, when deciding the mobile devices that would be a great fit for your business, there are a multitude of factors to consider. From costs to specifications, and especially acquisition, the amount of research needed can be intimidating. However, you don’t have to make all of these decisions alone. Our team of specialists can help you narrow down the technology best suited to your business needs while keeping in mind your budget and the planned growth of your business.
If you are looking to upgrade your business’ technology and need a partner in your IT environment’s development, then reach out to us for a free 30-minute consultation, so we can get to know your business and prove you with custom solutions at an affordable price.