Guide

Computer hardware for business

Introduction

Computer hardware are the bits and pieces that make up computers. 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 affect the way you work, your productivity and your business' bottom line.

This guide explains the business benefits of new computer hardware. It tells you how to choose the right hardware for your business and describes your options for purchasing or leasing computer hardware.

Finally, it outlines critical considerations for hardware installation, maintenance and support and key factors when choosing a network server for your business.