Working from home comes with various challenges. Firstly, it entails a great deal of discipline, since you might get a little too comfortable within such a familiar environment, with no boss or manager to keep their eye on your progress and performance. You might also get distracted by household chores. Working at home also involves setting up a proper working space for yourself in which you can perform optimally. In order to achieve optimal performance, you need the right set of tools to get your job done. Here are a selection of technological tools we recommend for working from home.
This one should go without saying, but when it comes to the device on which you’ll actually be doing the majority of your work, a laptop is probably your first option, especially when compared to big desktop computers. Desktop computers are larger in size, require far more assembling of parts to get running, and use more power.
Laptops are far more convenient gadgets, thanks in particular to their portability. You might crave a change of environment in which to do your work and decide to move to another room or even into your garden. You might just want to move around a bit while on a video call with a colleague or client, or keep an eye on work while you’re in the kitchen making lunch or waiting for the kettle to boil. In any case, a laptop is an efficient and handy device for you to use at home.
Even while you’re working from home, It’s possible that you’ll need to partake in some important meetings. These will obviously take place via tools such as Microsoft Teams. A nifty accessory to have in case of any online meeting is an effective headset.
If you’re working from home and are on a conference call then the audio might be compromised by distracting background noise. In a home situation this noise could come from the kids, the pets, appliances or even someone mowing the lawn. A great feature you can look out for in headsets is noise cancellation. They also come equipped with microphones that offer clean audio. With features such as these you can more easily correspond with clients and colleagues without any interruptions or distractions.
Unfortunately, there might come a time when your device’s power supply goes out and you need support from another. It’s in those moments that a handy uninterrupted power supply, or UPS, can come to the rescue. If there’s a power cut on your property or in your neighbourhood, then you can use a decent and reliable UPS to help keep it up and running until the power comes back on.
A UPS essentially acts like a buffer against power shortages, and is particularly ideal for keeping desktop computers up and running. Unlike laptops, desktop computers don’t come with built-in batteries that keep them going in spite of a power outage. So, if and when the power goes off, a UPS gives you the opportunity to finish whatever work you were doing on your desktop and allows you to switch off your device safely. That’s not to say a UPS can’t help you keep other devices running. If your laptop or cellphone battery is running low and the power has gone out, then you can rely on a UPS to keep it charging.
When you’re working from home you’re going to need several essential pieces of equipment to keep your work going without any interruptions. Nashua offers a variety of devices and accessories available as packages that’ll help, including laptops, conference headsets and UPS devices. Contact us today to find out more.