Increase Your Productivity With This Must Have Tech
Technology is a rapidly evolving field. Just ten years ago, smartphones were a new concept. As technology improves, businesses need to keep up in order to compete. Having said that, it’s also important to make the right choices when it comes to technology. Upgrades should be done mindfully instead of just getting the latest and greatest. With that being said, below is a list of what I consider that most essential office technology to increase productivity.
If you do a lot of work on the computer, there is nothing as helpful as a secondary monitor. This used to be a costly option as it required expensive adapters and video cards, but nowadays it’s extremely accessible. Flat screen monitors have dropped drastically in price and most computers now support dual monitors out of the box. With dual monitors, you can organize your work flow like never before. Imagine having your web browser open right next to your email. You can seamlessly look up the information you need as you write the email without switching back and forth. Similarly, if you’re working on a presentation, a second screen can be a godsend for organizing your data. If your workflow has you constantly switching tabs and minimizing windows, a secondary screen is a no-brainer.
This one is a little more technical of an upgrade, but we cannot stress enough how much of a speedboost an SSD offers. SSD’s can access data up to 10 times faster than conventional hard drives. This means that everything you do on the computer will be significantly faster. This includes opening programs, browsing the web, booting up, and even Windows updates. The only caveat is that they have lower capacity and are generally more expensive. With that being said, time is the most valuable resource to many people and an SSD saves quite a lot of it.
Many of our clients constantly share files throughout the office. With a file server, you can have a centralized location where everyone can share and store important data. Servers are very customizable and offer things like folder permissions and account management. They can be run almost anywhere and can be setup with remote login, so you don’t even need a screen and a keyboard and mouse.
If computers are essential for your work, keeping your tech up to date can go a long way. You don’t need to be an expert to be productive on your PC. Something small like an SSD upgrade can have you speeding through your morning emails or word documents.