Being successful without any form of technology is nearly unthinkable today; but choosing the right technology for your business can become complex. With the diversity of modern tech and tools so easily available, your choices can vary between smartphones and tablets, to desktop systems. Though we know various advances can aid in success, how do computers top any other device in business? Let’s take a look!
Pros & Cons of Handheld Devices vs. Computers
Computers have proven to be indispensable in a company’s operations from product creation, administration, marketing, data storage, team building, communication, and more. But how do decide whether to invest in computers or handheld devices for your remote or flexible workforce? Phones and tablets can be a powerful tool for versatility when you are working on the go or perhaps needing to record a live video for business. Computers are larger in size and don’t often offer the portability benefits, not to mention they usually require a strong internet connection to be useful. During a busy day with lots of appointments and meetings, employees get the benefit of being able to set up a smaller device practically anywhere and touch base with clients or coworkers instantly!
The major cons of owning a handheld device are all related to the small size. Handheld devices can be misplaced or stolen without anyone noticing for quite a while, which makes computers a safer investment from a business point of view. Phones and tablets are also more susceptible to slipping out of your hand or pocket, which can cause the screen to shatter which leads to more maintenance than computers generally require. Due to the small size of mobile devices, they can cause physical issues from eye-strain to neck pain for employees using them regularly for work. In general, therefore, unless you run a business that requires a lot of photography, videography, and extreme mobility for work, we think that computers make more sense for a large-scale investment.
Laptops vs. Desktops in Business
Although laptops have grown in popularity due to their portability, reliability, and performance, some experts believe desktops continue to be a positive option for companies. Some factors to consider when choosing a laptop versus a desktop are cost of purchase and repair, size and ergonomics, and portability. Even though desktops may be more affordable and less costly for repairs, laptops offer similar features and processing speeds in a much more convenient format. In view of deciding whether employees will be working mostly at their desks, you may want to implement a system that encourages healthy body positioning. Laptops can come in handy if office space is at a premium but may cause greater ergonomic challenges in the sense of not having enough monitor space, appropriate seating, and accessories. When choosing whether to invest in desktops or laptops for business, you also need to ask what will make the most sense dependent on where your employees work. Will your team be traveling a lot or working partly from home and partly in the office? Then laptops make the smartest choice. Will your team be stationary at home or at the office? Then providing desktops may make more sense. You also have to keep in mind that laptops are more susceptible to security issues due to possible breach of sensitive information, theft or loss, especially as employees may use the devices for personal endeavors.
Where ComputerCare Can Help
We are here for businesses, no matter the size of your organization! ComputerCare tailors services in an unconventional and thoughtful process for hardware repair and logistics. With repairs, pickup and delivery, and refresh and refurbishment readily available, your computer inventory for your employees is in good hands. As a business customer, you will be able to stay informed, save money, and experience full coverage in our care and full life-cycle management. Let’s chat!