Organizations or individuals over the years have been faced with the challenges of acquiring new computer/technological equipment that will be strong, reliable, efficient and cost-effective in terms of maintenance afterwards.
Productivity is key if any organization is expected to grow and has the desire for high Returns on Investment (ROI). Whenever productivity is talked about, equipment such as computers aside labor for achieving it must be incorporated into planning.
In recent times, technological possibilities in Nigeria have multiplied. The way we work will still change tremendously in this millennium as a result of more technological innovations from outside our shores.
Technology has outgrown our believes and imaginations as a people of black nation. On daily basis, as we continue to journey in the world of business and in our personal lives, technology continues to soar high. As a result of these sudden and steady technological explosions, one cannot imagine what will be the fate of those organizations that are yet to key into this trend.
Acquiring new or replacing old technological equipment is a daunting task that might sometimes require the help of an expert.
In this article, I am simply going to take you through 5-DON’Ts you should consider while planning to acquire new computers.
The DON’Ts are:
- Don’t buy fairly-used /second-handed computers without expert advice: I will like to say that, one can only be expert in his area of specialty. Before acquiring new computers, ensure you meet with a trusted computer hardware specialist that is willing to advise you on what to do. A hardware specialist can help you save cost by ensuring that you acquire the equipment of your dream and that is best suited for your job requirements. If you do not have one, (click here to hire).
- Don’t buy product without considering “the after-cost effect”: Buying of new computer equipment is not the end of it. Considering the after cost effect is important. Make sure you go for brands that have easy maintenance culture in place and availability of parts. Some common brands with easy maintenance culture and availability of parts you should also consider buying are HP, Dell, Acer, Lenovo, Apple Mac Book, and Samsung etc.
- Don’t buy cheap products: Avoid the mistake of buying computer equipment because they are cheap unless you are buying them from a trusted source. This is because cheap products are without side effect. It is better to buy high-end equipment that will not only last longer for your business but will ensure efficiency in productivity at higher price than buy a cheaper one that will not serve you for a longer period of time.
- Don’t leave out product lifespan: Weigh this option very well by asking yourself questions like, how many years would the computers I have just acquired serve me in my business? Will it last for one or two years? If there is any breakdown, is it possible for me to replace the parts and still use it to carry out my business operations? These questions are worth asking when it comes to buying of computer equipment. Personally, as I mentioned brands like HP, Dell, Acer and others earlier in point-(2) above, I will recommend that you buy their brands.
- Don’t buy without warranty: Warranty is what gives buyers some level of trust and confidence for every equipment they buy. As a business venture, remember you have to consider buying products from brands that will give you warranty for at least one year.
Computers are great equipment that can really give you what you need to make your work easy and result in high productivity with less human efforts.