The next time your business shops for technology equipment compare the price, the warranty, and support. Too many times businesses just go out and buy equipment online or at a large retailer versus buying it from a local vendor. Knowing what to look for when purchasing new technology equipment will save your business money.
Just because something has a low-price tag doesn’t mean it will work with your network environment. Review the specifications of the hardware and software to ensure that it will work with your network environment. Buying cheap isn’t always the most cost-effective way. Compare prices, compare hardware specifications, and compare software specifications. It is very important to buy business grade technology and not home-based technology. Most businesses end up buying home base technology because it’s cheaper. The problem with that is that the home-based computer doesn’t have the proper hardware specifications or software requirements for your business network environment and usage.
Most technology equipment comes with a manufacturer warranty. The problem with a manufacturer warranty is that if something does fail, that is covered under the manufacturer warranty, you are subject to pack up your device and ship it out. You will then be down for however long the manufacturer has your device. Most large retailers offer extended warranties on top of your manufacturer warranty. The problem with that is that you will have to take the device to the large retailer and if they can’t fix it on the spot, you are then out your device until they can get it back to you. If you purchase your equipment from a local I.T. vendor they will come onsite to you to resolve the issue. If they can’t resolve the issue, they will then replace your technology equipment on the spot. Cutting your downtime so you can continue to work.
When you buy technology equipment you need to understand that if something does go wrong who will support it? Most I.T. companies will not work on generic equipment because it isn’t of business grade quality. Support is very important for your business. You want to buy technology equipment that works with your network environment. The less support you have the less downtime you incur.
All of these are important to review when buying technology equipment. Your goal in your business is to be profitable. And you can’t be profitable if you’re down or continue to pay for support because you failed to get the proper technology. Do it right the first time and your cost of ownership on the technology equipment will be low. Contact C Three Business Consultants today for your next technology equipment purchase.