Hardware Advances and Upgrades
Whenever purchasing hardware for your business, or even televisions or computers for home, generally the goal is to get the newest and fastest possible. When you buy the best, you’d think that it will last a good amount of time and not need a replacement for some time.
However, hardware and technology in your business can translate directly into greater profit and improved efficiency for your business. Software solutions and hardware are where you'll begin with your business. In time, software updates and changes will lead to your hardware needing an upgrade to handle newer solutions.
Think of your computer hardware like your car and your software like the features available on your car. If you purchased a brand-new Cadillac in 1980, you might have installed a CD player when they became available, new speakers, and upgraded brakes over the next two decades.
However, suppose you want to take advantage of modern side airbags and other safety features, as well as an in-dash display with GPS. In that case, it will make no sense to completely tear apart the 1980 Cadillac and rebuild it with modern technology. If you want a car with side airbags, lane-correcting technology, safety assist, and an in-dash video display with cameras surrounding your car, you want a car made in 2022. The same is true of your hardware.
Modern Solutions Require Modern Hardware
If you want to take advantage of the best software solutions and options available to your business, you’ll need to have modern hardware that can run the software. Like in the example above, your hardware is the factory automobile, and the software is the features you want to run on it.
If your car didn’t come with a sunroof, the price of putting one in is almost not worth it, and you might instead put those funds towards a newer and better model. A big difference between cars and computer hardware is cost, and worry not, new hardware will not necessarily break the bank.
The type of computer system and hardware you use to establish your business is not necessarily a limitation on what you can do or how far you can go with your hardware. Some systems that might lack integration can undergo upgrades to flow together better while implementing cloud-based software can also make integration much easier.
The Cloud Supplements Your Hardware
Some modern software and applications like photo editing software require substantial computing power to run. The most up-to-date hardware available on the market or the cloud can provide this power. You can rent modern technology and software through the cloud to use in your business without having to install it onto your hardware. This might sound difficult to grasp, but the software is invisible, and the cloud is memory on the internet.
Nicolet Tech can help explain what options are available to suit the needs of your business, whether your existing hardware plus cloud implementation might work, or if upgrades are necessary.
Going to Best Buy and purchasing new equipment might appeal to you, especially with all the online sales these days, but buying hardware without a strategy can lead to wasted money that fails to meet your business needs. Consulting Nicolet Tech will create the best system for your business.
Startups and New Locations Present Unique Technological Opportunities
If your business is just getting started or you are opening a new location, Nicolet Tech can advise you on what computer hardware and software your business needs to maximize efficiency and profitability. We will have a consultation to determine the unique needs of your business and present you with a hardware plan that meets the needs of your business.
The cost of setting up a new computer system might sound daunting, but rest assured - we can work with you to set up a system that suits both your needs and your budget.
Upgrading an Existing Business Requires Expertise
If you have a specific need for your business, a sales associate at a technology store might encourage you to simply purchase a new piece of hardware to cover that need. The new hardware might cover the specific need, but it might not otherwise integrate with your system.
The answer is not always buying something new, but sometimes simply upgrading or integrating your existing systems better. Nicolet Tech will review your goals and existing system and recommend the best options in line with your budget and preferences.
Nicolet Tech Helps You Determine When Upgrades are Necessary
If you are just setting up your business, Nicolet Tech can help you identify the hardware and software you need to meet the needs of your operations with your future goals in mind. Upgrading hardware is not always necessary, especially when you purchase hardware that you can upgrade and improve over time. Upgradable hardware can last substantially longer than unalterable hardware.
Often, Apple products will come as they are without much ability to upgrade the system. You might not mind purchasing new laptops for your employees every three or four years to ensure they can run modern software and run fast enough not to slow the pace of your business. If you run desktops, whether Apple or PC, you will likely have at least some ability to upgrade hardware as time passes to keep your ability to handle software upgrades and the increasing demands of modern applications.
Reach out to Nicolet Tech to Take Your Computer System Into the Future
One of the business technology specialists from Nicolet Tech is available for a consultation to determine how we can help your business hardware best support your goals. To learn more, get in touch with our team today at (651) 240-2202.
Whether you need to repair your existing system or upgrade it, our tech experts are ready to help. We can provide advice and perform repairs when necessary. Reach out to learn more.