How Can You Best Determine Your Employee's Computing Needs?
Three Steps for Making Better Decisions on Computer Hardware for Employees
In most businesses today, the computer is an essential tool for employee productivity. You need to make sure that your staff is equipped with the right tools for their given job… but which tool is the right tool? Here, we’ll review the determinations that will help you make the best choice of a workstation for your employees’ needs. A well-designed Phoenix network support plan, customized to your business, meets the needs of the enterprise as well as the users.
When individuals have computers that fit their needs without exceeding requirements, your business wins. In Arizona, Phoenix tech services often include cloud-computing, IT security, disaster recovery, Microsoft solutions management, and vendor management, but did you know that a Phoenix technology solutions provider like MyTek Network Solutions can also help you select the right computer for employees? We'll start with some basic questions that you can use to access your employees needs so that can be empowered to be productive for your company.
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It is important to keep in mind that while our approach will address your workforce as a whole, you will probably find it more effective to review the needs of each department or even each employee. After all, differing responsibilities may require different capabilities - a system that works just fine for someone who mostly works in data entry probably won’t be enough for someone who produces media regularly. There are a dizzying array of computer configurations, and nothing is more frustrating to an employee having computer problems. You don't want them watching the hourglass as they switch between programs, or wasting time setting up projectors for presentations, or not using company time effectively when out of the office. With the right Phoenix technology solutions provider, you can trust that the recommendations you get are neither too much or too little for the employee who needs the equipment.
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We genuinely care about helping your business succeed, and we put our money where our mouth is to prove it. MyTek is so certain that we can help make your business more effective that we offer the opportunity to try our services for 30 days at NO COST. This includes consultation, onboarding, and servicing for 30 days at no cost. We will evaluate your employees' computing needs and make recommendations that could not only increase productivity, but also save you money. Our business is built on our clients’ satisfaction, so we also don’t require contracts going forward. We partner with you to make your business better. Interested? E-mail or call us at / 623-312-2444 to take advantage of our complimentary IT assessment and 30-day trial of outsourced IT services.
Phoenix network support expertise from MyTek can assist with ironing out configuration details needed to meet expectations for both employee and employer. As part of the assessment of needs, we will want to know the following about each employee or group of employees:
Step One: How Mobile Are They?
Your first determination will need to be based on your average employee’s typical work-related behavior. If they need the ability to go mobile, a desktop workstation just isn’t going to work for them. You may find that laptop computers are a better choice for your company because of this. Laptops may also be beneficial if your company culture, weather conditions, or the nature of your business lead your staff to work remotely. On the other hand, if your staff is more or less tied to their desks in the office during business hours, a desktop solution may be the better option.This factor really all depends on how much time “on the clock” is spent working in one place. The more mobility that is necessary, the more likely it is that a laptop is the better choice.
Step Two: What Do They Need to Do With It?
This ties in closely with the first consideration, yet expands to include the other scenario we referenced above, comparing the needs of data entry to the needs of media production. This is also where it may make more sense to examine your users’ needs on a case-by-case basis unless your entire team is engaged in the same kind of work.
What programs are the ones that your employees will need to use? Once you’ve identified these programs, check the minimum requirements. Whatever you get should be more than capable of meeting these requirements. After all, these programs are likely to be updated, and you don’t want to find yourself having to prematurely replace your systems because they can no longer handle your business-essential software. Your Phoenix network support partner will make a recommendation based on not just the minimums, but the optimal requirements for the life of the hardware.
Step Three: What Will Work for Them?
Finally, you need to consider the final variable in this equation - your employees themselves. While this probably won’t be what makes (or alters) your final decision, you should at least know what their preference would be. If it just so happens that their preferences don’t mesh with your plans for your company, there are other ways to use technology to achieve the same outcome. From a Bring Your Own Device Policy to remote monitoring and management to remote solutions, there are ways to keep your employees happy and your business productive through the tools that you leverage.
To get Phoenix tech services you can trust, E-mail or call us at / 623-312-2444 to take advantage of our complimentary IT assessment and 30-day trial of outsourced IT services. You will discover our Phoenix IT outsourcing services are proactive, solution focused and driven to ensure that technology is a competitive advantage for your Arizona business.