Ready-made business equipment is simple to buy. Off the shelf options are available up and down the high street, making it incredibly simple to buy. For this reason, many businesses choose this option, saving them the hassle of shopping around and getting involved in what can be quite complicated and convoluted technologies. However, although suited to some businesses, off the shelf technology isn’t for everyone, and custom built servers can be a better option. Here’s why…
When you’re purchasing off the shelf options, you’re paying for the convenience as well as everything it contains. If you’re buying new computers, for example, you may need a quick processing speed and a good deal of RAM, but do you really need the top of the range graphics card that comes with it?
When you’re buying off the shelf, you’re also paying for everything you don’t need. For one computer, this may not be particularly problematic, but if you’re buying enough computers or servers for a full company, then then paying for what could be up to 100 graphics cards that you don’t need can become incredibly expensive and wasteful.
By choosing the customised option, you’re making a saving with each machine. This means that although it can be a longer process to decide exactly what you need from your machines and getting some quotes for them rather than just buying straight off the shelf, you could save a considerable amount of money.
Boosting Professionalism and Output
As well as cost, the second advantage of buying custom made equipment is the increase in both output and professionalism.
Essentially, by custom building your equipment, such as a custom built server, you’ll be designing it to fulfil a specific function. As such, it will perform that function faster and more effectively than an off the shelf model would, as it has been specifically designed for your needs.
Your ability to act faster and increase your output will then in turn increase the perceived professionalism of your business, meaning that you stand a much better chance of retaining and increasing your level of custom as a direct result of choosing bespoke over off the shelf.
To conclude, off the shelf and ready-made equipment can be useful for businesses, but customised options can also be better under certain circumstances. If you’re looking to upgrade all of the equipment in your office then consider the above carefully before you make a decision to ensure