Ensuring your team has the tools to work effectively is key in achieving high productivity in the workplace. Having slow or outdated machines can really hinder employees’ performance. In this post we discuss when you should be replacing your machines as well as how to choose the right devices for your business.

How often should you replace work laptops/desktops

It’s not uncommon for business owners to want to hold on to their company devices for as long as they can to get the best value for money. However, using old devices can have negative implications with regards to security and productivity. What’s more like with your personal mobile phone, your requirements of the device change over time too. We recommend renewing your devices after 3 years. This is also when the warranty will expire so it’s a logical time to consider new tech.

What do we do with our old machines?

We can collect your old machines and depending on their condition we can remanufacture them or recycle them following the Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive.

Laptops vs Desktops

Now the big question, how do you know whether laptops or desktops are right for your business? There is no denying that there has been a big shift towards using laptops for business but what are the key benefits of each?

Key benefits of desktop computers

  • Larger CPUs means desktops are often more powerful and so able to run more complex software faster/easier
  • Cheaper than their laptop counterpart – for the same money you can usually get more power from a desktop, however you have to consider the extra cost of a monitor, keyboard and mouse

Key benefits of laptops

  • Portable – with many adopting a hybrid working model, being able to take your device home every day to work anywhere is a huge benefit laptops have over desktops
  • Power usage – laptops generally require less power due their smaller components, what’s more you have the option to run them off their battery rather than plugging them in (an important benefit in the face of a power outage!)

Speak to our procurement team today

Researching and evaluating which machines your business needs can be a huge, time-extensive task that you really don’t want to have to do. So leave it with us. Let us know the requirements of your team and we’ll do the rest.

If you think it’s time to update your business devices get in touch with our procurement team – 0117 403 44 55, procurement@westspring-it.co.uk