Top Tech Upgrades For Small Businesses

 In Small Businesses Tech

How’s your company’s business tech? Technology has become one of the cornerstones of today’s companies, so it’s important to take steps to make sure your company’s hardware, software, and networks are effective and innovative. Here are key tech upgrades you should consider for your small business:

  1. NAS

Your company should consider upgrading to Network Attached Storage (NAS). This ironically offers features of old-school file servers. The plus is that you’ll enjoy more power upgradability and efficiency. These are critical in terms of your company’s file-sharing requirements.

A large amount of power efficiency is due to the Intel or ARM microprocessors that power today’s NAS appliances. Another issue is that more vendors are aware that over time the storage demands increase. It’s easier to purchase ore disk storage without needing to buy another NAS. As a result of small/mid-size businesses might discover that it’s better to replace an outdated NAS device with an upgraded model.

  1. Multiple Monitors

It goes without saying that using multiple monitors can help to boost your company’s productivity/user satisfaction. In fact, you might be surprised that sometimes they’re increased by 2x. That’s because you spend less time toggling between different application windows.

This can be a tough upgrade for SMBs though because it doesn’t provide fast and tangible results. On the other hand, it’s important to note that the productivity boost is long-term and the extra monitor(s) provide the opportunity to pay for themselves due to higher productivity.

We recently had a chat with Tala Training who are a provider of CCNSG courses in Manchester and they have now rolled out multiple monitors for all staff in their offices, they feedback they have had has been fantastic with many employees saying the dual screens are now helping them be more productive and efficient.

  1. Docking Stations

It goes without saying that using multiple monitors can help to boost your company’s productivity/user satisfaction. In fact, you might be surprised that sometimes they’re increased by 2x. That’s because you spend less time toggling between different application windows.

This can be a tough upgrade for SMBs though because it doesn’t provide a fast and tangible results. On the other hand, it’s important to note that the productivity boost is long-term and the extra monitor(s) provide the opportunity to pay for themselves due to higher productivity.

  1. Wi-Fi

Make sure your company is running the latest Wi-Fi network. If your company’s wireless connectivity is faster, it will help to boost productivity, sales, and profits. It will also provide a better experience for your workers. Another plus is the network will also serve a higher number of devices like smartphones and tablets. The reason is each data transfer will require less time.

  1. Gigabit Networking

This is an excellent option to give your company’s core network an upgrade. It can help to make file transfers several times faster, so it’s an upgrade worth considering if you want to boost your company’s productivity and efficiency.

In the past, GbE was quite expensive, but gigabit network switches are much more affordable now. Another plus is GbE is built into the majority of desktops/laptops, which is another plus. It makes it more practical for your company’s PCs, Macs, etc.

  1. RAM

There’s an old saying that “More RAM never hurts” and it’s still true today. One of the reasons is RAM has become much more affordable than in the past. There are many benefits of boosting RAM including less virtual memory. That provides a better experience for HDD systems and particularly when they have heavy loads. It will also help to free up tons of flash storage space.

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