Hardware – There are two types of computer that you might need for your business – desktop PCs and/or mobile devices (laptops,tablets and smartphones).

If you carry out all your work in one place, then a desktop computer will meet your needs.

If you need to use a computer while away from your office, a laptop or tablet computer can be invaluable. They are particularly suitable for making client visits and for employees who work from home or out of the office regularly.

A laptop can be used in place of a desktop PC for workers who occasionally need to work in the office. In this case, perhaps consider a docking station allowing the laptop to be connected to the existing business network.

Laptops are easy to steal and need additional security measures such as a security cable to lock them to a desk when away from base. Most laptops on the market are equipped with a Universal Security Slot that allows them to be attached to a cable lock or laptop alarm.

Some workers may benefit from having a smart phone, tablet or other handheld computer rather than a laptop. These devices can synchronise data such as email, diaries, telephone numbers and documents via cloud services and are ideal for business on the move.

Choosing the right desktop and network hardware seems simple on the surface, but there are a number of factors that need to be considered before making a decision.

Evaluating quality versus price, knowing when and where security considerations are required and at what level, whilst dealing with the ever-present need to keep both purchase and implementation costs at a minimum are only some of the issues that make your choice of hardware important.

Accesspoint offer expertise over an extensive range of differing makes and models of computer, server and networking equipment, providing independent and unbiased recommendations purely based upon your specific requirements.

Through our partnership network, we can offer well known high quality brands including HP, Dell, Netapp, Cisco, Asus, APC, IBM and many more.

Making IT happen is critical, making IT happen well is an art.