Every business, no matter how big or how small, can increase profits by improving productivity. But how do you do that without spending a
In previous posts, I have discussed time management and how to grow your business profit while staying small. Improvements in both will improve productivity. This post will focus on the equipment you need to get your business running smoothly and efficiently.
How Can Technology Improve Productivity?
Get more done in less time. Improve safety and lower vulnerable to attacks.
Upgrade Your Primary Compute Device
The pace of technology improvement is exponential. Every year just the devices themselves have more powerful processors, more
If you use Microsoft Windows, you really should be using Windows 10. It is safer and faster. You will be less vulnerable to attacks. The only reason you should be on an older version is if you are running an older application software that won’t run on Windows 10. If so, try to find new software that will perform your task while running on a current OS.
High quality, full featured printer
Even if you are trying to reduce paper
Since you and your workers are mobile, you need to print from wireless devices and even from your smartphone over the Internet. Make sure you have both wired (Ethernet) and wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity including the newer 802.11 n protocol which is faster.
Newer printers are ready for the new image based communication age. With
HP OfficeJet and Epson WorkForce product families have great offerings for every small business, even if you are just starting out.
Reliable Internet Service
Choose an Internet provider that has good reviews.
Upgrade your Firewall/router
Most Internet service providers supply a router with only basic functionality. In many cases, this is just fine, but if you want more protection for your company network you might consider replacing it with a combined firewall/router. Features you will add are intrusion prevention, deep packet inspection, and anti-malware capability.
A firewall will look at all the data packets coming into your network and going out to the Internet from your network. It can stop attacks and catch malware before it gets into your computers, providing a higher level of security than the standard issue router.
Work Surface and Seat
This one might take a little ingenuity but also might lead to the largest increase in productivity. For many of us, our primary
When you buy work chairs, look for ergonomic features. When you are seated while working, lumbar back support and adjustable seat height will reduce stress and discomforts.
Proper lighting makes all work tasks easier. People receive about 85 percent of their information through their sense of sight. Appropriate lighting, without glare or shadows, can reduce eye fatigue and headaches; it can prevent workplace accidents by increasing the visibility of moving machinery and other safety hazards.
Investments in these areas will help you plan, manage and execute your work faster and more efficiently than before. You will attain higher profitability and deal with less stress.
Investing in the right equipment will let you respond quicker and get more done. You will have
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