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Why now is the time to upgrade your home office tech

Technology can make or break your home office setup.

By LLM Reporters  |  November 3, 2021
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For those who run their empires from home, quality technology is essential for maintaining high productivity levels and a professional image, and nothing can throw a spanner in the works quicker than an unreliable internet connection, blurry webcam or a scratchy microphone.

As with many things in life, you get what you pay for when it comes to your tech essentials, and splashing out on the most up-to-date MacBook or investing in a faster server will go a long way towards making your working life easier. Computers, smartphones and servers that simply don’t perform as you’d like them to won’t just slow you down or potentially embarrass you during important meetings, they can also leave you feeling stressed, frazzled and overwhelmed.

In today’s fast-paced world, it can feel almost impossible to ever fully switch off, but you’re certainly likely to rest a little easier at night knowing that your home technology set-up has got your back. Here are some of the many reasons it’s worth spending on luxury to ensure you get the very best that money can buy.

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Investing in a top quality laptop computer is a must for any home office

Performance

From scrolling through Netflix to spreadsheets galore, fast and effective performance makes all the difference. To make sure your online activity is as fast and effective as possible, be sure to invest in a computer or laptop featuring a fast processor, and invest in a quality server to back it up.

A server stores, sends and receives data via a network and manages your network resources. You’ll need it to control access, send and receive emails, host websites and manage print jobs, amongst other things – so if yours isn’t up to scratch, then you’ll soon notice.

If you need to be ready to jump onto your device and get working at a moment’s notice at various points throughout the day, then mid-range tech equipment just won’t cut it, so beat the stress before it begins by spending on a quality and high-performance set-up and a new or refurbished rack server to keep things ticking over as they should.

Reliability

Ever had a computer crash at a vital point in a project? It’s far from ideal and has the potential to spell disaster – but can be easily avoided with investment into the right kind of tech. While mid-range laptops and computers might seem to perform fine to begin with, they are far more likely to let you down when you least expect it, so be prepared to spend a little more on the latest model to ensure unwavering reliability, no matter what.

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An increasing number of people have been working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Having your computer freeze or restart at the pivotal point in an important meeting, or fail to save your work can be frustrating, humiliating and set you back to the point where you might even miss some important deadlines. It might be tempting to put off updating your equipment until later, but ultimately, it isn’t worth the risk – so pre-empt any issues before they arrive and treat yourself to a lavish new MacBook or an innovative smart device with a robust system and long battery life.

Compatibility

Compatibility is key if you are using your home tech for work purposes. Using outdated equipment can look unprofessional and cause problems when communicating and liaising with others, which simply isn’t conducive to good business.

Should you receive some important data from a client or business associate, but due to your outdated hard drives and server, are unable to properly store it, this can present various obstacles and hinder the efficient running of your business. You will now have to outsource storage, at a cost most likely, or will have to go back to the contacts in question to tell them that your equipment isn’t up to scratch. So it’s wise to ensure this doesn’t happen with modern and regularly updated equipment that remains compatible with future proofing features.