Guide

Computer hardware for business

Introduction

Computer hardware are the bits and pieces from which computers are made. For example, the hard disk drive, its processors, video cards etc. Peripherals like the monitor, mouse and printer, or storage devices - which you plug into your computer - are also considered hardware.

Hardware requires software to run correctly. Without the correct hardware, your software may not run efficiently or at all. It is important to consider both when making decisions about your IT systems, as this can impact the way you work, your productivity and your business' bottom line.

This guide explains how to choose the right hardware for your business. It also describes your options for buying outright, hire purchasing or leasing, and essential considerations for hardware installation, maintenance and technical support.