Navigating the device spectrum isn't as easy as it used to be. Back in the day, you knew you had a desktop at home and at the office to provide the backbone for conducting business. For travel, you had a laptop, and that got you through the period away from your desktop. The phone? Well, the phone was for making and receiving calls, of course.
This already sounds like ancient history, does it not?
As a small business entrepreneur, with limited funds to start your business, you really need to plan your device acquisitions wisely to maximize the return to you and your fellow workers.
Smartphone-essential for nearly all businesses. Not only can you keep in touch with customers and clients via phone calls, now you can search the web and take advantage of the millions of different apps that have flooded the market in the past few years.
Tablet-very popular choice for 2013. Why? More portable than a laptop, the tablet allows you take the functionality of a smartphone (and beyond) and increase its size to a more manageable level for everything from boardroom meetings to on-the-go supply shopping.
Laptop-beats the tablet in a couple of key areas: screen size and keyboard. If you're going to be typing a lot (coding, emailing, etc.) the keyboard of a laptop comes in handy. Plus, the additional weight and padded briefcase you'll be lugging around will be offset by the fact that you have more powerful functionality in your hands that you may view from a more comfortable screen size.
Tower/Desktop-honestly, at this point, you may best be served spending your dollars on one of the more flexible, mobile devices listed above. However, the tower/desktop remains a powerful choice that allows for any type of computing need. In addition, if service is required, it's the most easily fixed of the bunch. And if your comfort zone is with the tower/desktop, obviously comfort counts for a lot. When you're starting a new company, you don't need any ancillary learning curves (like learning how to use a new computing device).
Now that you have your devices straight, it's a good time to be reminded that your customers and clients will be using all of these to access your website. When it comes time to design it, consider utilizing responsive web design to maximize the usability and aesthetic reach of your website. Internet users are going mobile-make sure your website is prepared to go with them. If you have questions about how to go about it, contact us here at Trifecta-we're always eager to help.