As a new business owner, you will need to invest in hardware and software that allows you to manage the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities so operations run efficiently. Depending on the type of business and what solutions you are looking for, it is important to assess your needs when it comes to hardware and software, and invest accordingly. Not only will it allow for efficiency and organization, but make it easier to access the information you need.
Assess Your Business Needs
If you have yet to start researching the different hardware and software options available, take the time to assess what your business needs are. Consider the essentials you will need for your operations, such as a computer, smartphone, or point-of-sale system for hardware options. When it comes to software, address what takes priority — features and functions, system workflow, scalability, and available integrations with other tools. You also want to consider who will be using the software and if navigation will be an issue. Prepare a list of requirements for both hardware and software after assessing your needs, such as automation or simplifying business operations.
When you get an overview of your processes and prioritize the requirements for your business operations, you will next need to set a budget for your hardware and software and what the price will cover in terms of product or service, implementation and support.
Shop with a Value-Added Reseller
While choosing the hardware and software for your new business, it is important to consider not just your needs but your budget as well. When purchasing, you want to be informed and get the most value because you are ultimately making an investment in your business — this is why your best option for finding affordable hardware and software is through a value-added reseller. When you choose value-added reseller products or services, you receive not what you need at a great price, but additional offerings that are bundled in like technical support.
At ICS we have strategic relationships with all major distributors in addition to major manufacturers, so our customers receive excellent pricing. Once a sale is complete, we become an agent for your business and provide end-user replacement support on the equipment for the duration of the warranty years. We offer additional services such as IT asset management, system integration, and remote support so you can focus on your business while we work behind the scenes to keep your IT systems up and running.
If you are still uncertain about the hardware and software your business needs, give us a call at (804) 672-1057 and speak to one of our experts. At Internal Computer Services, we have more than 25 years of experience and technical knowledge to deliver the IT support you need.