In a business, it is quite tempting to buy new equipment without even thinking about how it will be installed. It is not uncommon for the entire business to come to a standstill as five employees try to install a new scanner “just like the one they had in their previous company”.
Small businesses also make the mistake of purchasing equipment in their office based on their experience with “similar” equipment in their homes. They fail to realize that most equipment suitable for home use will not run well in a business environment. You must ensure that the equipment you purchase is suitable for a business network environment.
Some of the information technology infrastructure checklist items to consider:
Ensure compatibility with other devices you use
For Installation, if you don’t have an IT expert in-house, get professional help.
Ensure appropriate warranty and service contracts
Ensure a common Operating System to standardize troubleshooting and maintenance
Always have the latest drivers installed