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How To Build a Better Home Office

Nealeigh Mitchell l NonProfitPeople

Get Wired

Running a company is nearly impossible without a sound computer system at your disposal. With technology moving at breakneck speed, your system will likely be outdated by the time you set up, but there are some basics to consider.

Choosing between a desktop and laptop depends on your business. Desktops offer more powerful processors, larger monitors and more memory, but laptops allow portability with nearly the same specs. . Additionally, its wireless capabilities let you stay connected outside of the home. Steer clear if you’re a workaholic though. These babies can end up in your bed. On the other hand, cutting the cord can be liberating. There’s nothing more frustrating than tripping over a spider web of wires to get to your desk. Desktops can go wireless as well.

High speed Internet connection via broadband cable or DSL is essential. The couple dollars saved on a turtle-slow connection is not worth the hassle. Also, consider hiring an on-call IT technician to help troubleshoot and put out fires. They make house calls and might just save that dying hard drive.

Invest in a backup system to safely store your information. Clients will drop you like a hot potato if their personal information gets lost in the ether. Also, anti-virus and anti-spy software is essential for protecting privacy.

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