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Best Hardware to Use for your Business
- For Desktops: Dell
- For Servers: Dell
- For wireless: Ruckus
- For switches: Aruba
- For UPS: Eaton
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are certain hardware devices that take up a lot of a business’s budget.
“Your small business’s hardware includes your desktop and laptop computers, servers, printers, portable storage devices, video cards, and telephony systems. Basically, any type of physical tech product falls into this category.
Since these items can take up a significant portion of your IT budget, it’s important to consider new purchases carefully. Each item will have its own specific set of features and options. But there are some considerations that apply to many of these purchases.”
It’s for this reason that as business owners, the right hardware must be chosen, as this could make or break your business.
This doesn't mean you're just going to look for the lowest price.
It is necessary to first assess the above needs, from critical characteristics to speed and storage capacity.
Then within the set of credentials, you can shop for the best deal.
Additionally, be wary of price outliers.
The last thing you want is to invest in a new purchase of hardware just to break it down in months. There are several choices that are used or refurbished that can help you save money.
But make sure that you do your homework.
The good news is that you don’t have to learn via trial and error.
Here at Intelligent Technical Solutions (ITS), we deal with trusted vendors and suppliers of IT products that ensure the best results for our clients.
In this article we will share with your what our trusted brands are.
According to Peter Swarowski, Director of Operations at ITS, the recommended for workstations and desktops is Dell.
“Dell workstations as well desktops -- having newer, up-to-date warranty hardware makes a big difference.
I've seen at a previous managed service provider that I worked at where there was no standardization.
There was no sense of urgency to get the clients on that and I saw the amount of issues that that hardware would have; that amount of downtime users would experience when hard drives fail.”
At least once a week, about 52 percent of workers around the world operate remotely.
There's a fair possibility that you have to view work files from somewhere other than your desk.
The hardware products you choose can have a huge impact on the ability of your team to operate remotely or remain mobile and agile on a daily basis.
For wireless, Ruckus wireless is a big one that ITS does.
“Ruckus is enterprise-grade quality,” Swarowski says
Switches, as they connect numerous PCs, printers, access points, phones, lights, servers, and other hardware, are a key component of many business networks.
Switches allow you to send and receive information (such as email) in a smooth, effective, highly secure, and transparent manner and access shared resources.
Its Aruba for switches when it comes to ITS.
“We had good experience and results with their equipment,” says Swarowski.
Uninterrupted Power Supply: Eaton
UPS systems provide the system with power backup, ensuring there is no interference between the main power source and your computer system.
This is not going to keep your computer up and running indefinitely, but it provides enough time to save your work and shut your computer down properly.
“It's very important to -- part of managing the right IT environment -- is to make sure it's protected properly from brownouts or blackouts where power is flickering or going out,” Swarowski says.
“UPS’s are very important piece of that technology stack.”
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“By choosing quality vendors we don't have to move around a lot.
If we have a vendor that we use and we have bad support with them, bad reliability issues, were going to drop that vendor and move on to a better one and really standardize it.”
This is one of the benefits of going with a professional IT-Managed Service provider: technology products are vetted for you.
We wouldn't want our clients to feel like they have to change firewalls every two years to a new brand just because we can't make up our mind of what it is that we think is the best one,” says Swarowski.
“That can be a detriment to our clients if they're having to replace their technology because we're moving around so much. But we also want to make sure they have the best option out there so we are open to it but we don’t take it lightly.”
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