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How to choose the right hardware for your business

Updated: May 17, 2023

Having the correct hardware suitable for your business has become crucial as your IT infrastructure is fundamental in simplifying your operations, increasing productivity and efficiency as well as giving your company a competitive advantage!

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It can be difficult deciding what devices, brands, and variations that you may need for your business. In this blog, we will explore some of the key factors to keep in mind when choosing IT hardware for your business and why partnering with Total IT to procure it through is a clever idea.


1. Determine what hardware you are going to need, for example Laptops, Routers, Desktops, Servers, Peripherals (including webcams, speakers, keyboards etc.) These are determined by the nature of your business; Total IT’s expert engineers are highly trained in identifying what hardware is necessary for efficiency and productivity.


2. Consider your budget, you will need to identify your budget early in the decision process as hardware prices add up quickly, but it is crucial to consider the overall value rather than just the upfront cost. Investing in higher quality products could save you money and time in the long run!


3. Establish what features you need your hardware to have, for instance laptops with extremely long battery life may be ideal if you have a hybrid work environment where your team, or you may need a laptop with a higher storage or memory capacity for your design/ marketing team. Our specialist team have extensive knowledge of the IT market and can help you to make informed decisions based on your business's specific needs and the users within your teams.


4. Mobility is something that will need to be determined, as the modern workforce is consistently evolving, businesses have shifted to a hybrid or even a fully remote work model, therefore greater mobility is demanded. This highlights the main reason mobile technology resources should be considered e.g. investing in laptops, wireless keyboards and mice.



5. Hardware is going to need routine maintenance, keeping software and operating systems up to date is vital, wear and tear can also affect the hardware’s efficiency over time too. Before purchasing any computer hardware you should consider its dependability, lifespan and resilience.

Total IT’s dedicated team have the bandwidth to ensure that your setup is smooth and efficient as well as any ongoing maintenance covered in our tailored IT Support services.



Total IT's support services can help to ensure that your business's IT infrastructure runs smoothly and that any issues are resolved quickly. In addition to hardware and support services, Total IT can also provide advice and guidance on software and security solutions for your business, our IT Security Team have an in-depth understanding of the latest software trends and security threats and can help you to implement solutions that will protect your building from cyber-attacks.


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