Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 21, 2011
Companies taking advantage of holiday sales to buy new hardware for their business have to make a tough call- laptops or tablets? It’s a win-win situation. They’d like to make some year-end purchases to reduce their taxes. Employees would like some new mobility devices, either laptops or tablets. But before rushing out to take advantage of holiday sales, it’s important that businesses carefully consider what mobile computing best suits their needs. Rest assured, however, NCC Data can now protect all their peripherals with their asset management services.
NCC Data’s Dallas and Ft. Worth IT consultants would like to offer a little guidance in regards to the laptops versus tablets debate. To begin with, businesses should consider how they use mobility devices. Some important questions:
- Who is using mobility technology? What are they using it for?
- Who else might benefit from its use?
- How are mobile technologies being managed, procured, and evaluated?
The answers to these questions can guide purchasing managers to the best device for their business. For example, if employees mostly use mobile technology for email or to send documents when telecommuting, a laptop may be a better choice, as it has a traditional keyboard that makes typing easier. But for field-based employees who’d benefit from GPS technology for route planning, or salespeople who need to make impressive presentations, enterprise-ready tablets may be the right choice.
There are a few general differences to keep in mind:
Weight: Tablets are typically lighter than laptops.
Durability: Laptops tend to be more durable than tablets, whose touch screens can be scratched or damaged.
Battery life: Tablets generally have a longer battery life than laptops.
And then there are the more specific differences. Since laptops have been around a while, employees are more familiar with their attributes. Tablets have some of the same features as laptops, but not all, and some tablets are more business-friendly than others. Purchasing managers should be sure to ask:
1. Will Adobe Flash work on this tablet? Adobe PDFs?
2. What apps are included?
3. How much storage does it have?
4. What ports and peripherals does it have?
5. What security features are included?
6. How will it interface with my company’s current configurations?
These last two questions are vital. It’s important that people using mobility devices have access to the data they need, and that the data is secure if the device is lost or stolen.
There are a lot of important factors to consider, but if it all seems a bit much, companies can employ asset management services from a computer network support company like NCC Data. The professionals at NCC Data live and breathe technology, so they’re up-to-date on the latest offerings. They’re plugged into a network of other computer experts, so they hear about the issues and benefits surrounding new technology. By leaving asset management to NCC Data’s Dallas and Ft. Worth IT consultants, companies can rest assured that whatever device they buy works for their business and that data protection is in place. They can make the right year-end purchase, make their employees happy, and make sure they use their time for their business. When they use asset management services from NCC Data, they’ll have the computer network support company they can depend on.