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Office Technology – The Best, Average and Worst Products to Use

When you’re thinking of investing in improving your office, there are many considerations that you need to take, not only with what type of technology you choose, but also the brand, costs and the long-term benefits. Just like purchasing a car, there is much to consider and a sports-utility vehicle from one brand can vary greatly between others. This is the same when it comes to implementing technology for an office; your need to find those that fit your needs and within your budget.

Below we shall look at what we believe are the best office products to invest in, the average that will do the job, and the worst that you should definitely stay clear of.

The Best – A Visitor Management System

For an office that has many people walking in and out of it for meetings, investing in such a system allows you to free up a receptionist or secretary’s time by removing the burden of organising meetings and rooms, and instead focus on more client-centric tasks.

A new visitor to an office or building would likely not be familiar with it’s layout and can often find themselves struggling to find the correct room for the meeting. By investing in a visitor management system the organisation is not only streamlining the work of their employees, but also improving the experience the client has when attending the meeting. Ensuring their arrival is stress-free will give them a good indication of what it’s like to work with that business.

The Average – Electronic Whiteboards

While these were extremely useful a few years back, in the current day-and-age of technology where tablets and computers can be connected to screens wirelessly, there isn’t as much of a need for such technology. An organisation would be better served investing in a large, high definition screen through which they can show presentations.

Electronic whiteboards may still be very useful in schools or in organisations that require more hand-written or drawn work and presentations, but on a whole there is more useful technology on the market that most companies could benefit from.

The Bad – Outdated computers

You may wonder why organisations might be using outdated computers, but do you remember how popular Microsoft’s Windows XP was? It was so popular that it was still being used even after Microsoft ceased developing security patches for the operating system. Not only does that make them an easy target for hackers and generally any digital security threats, but it also delays the progression an organisation might need to move forward.

Companies also purchase older models of computers purely because of their price, but are inevitably made to pay for it further down the line when the time to upgrade comes around much sooner than if they had purchased new equipment at the time.

Okay Rune

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