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What Equipment Should I Upgrade for Business?

13th January 2016

Hate change? Don’t.

Change is inevitable, especially when it comes to business, and it’s important that businesses are able to adapt to these changes and ride the wave instead of resisting and letting it crash over their heads. Refusing to get with the times and stay on top is one of the easiest ways to halt your success and prevent your business from growing the way it should.

By making wise investments and taking the time to make important upgrades, your business can reap huge benefits and become a better company in the process. It’s just the way it goes, really.

Now that we’re into January 2016, it’s a good time for businesses everywhere to review their vital equipment and see if it’s time to make any upgrades. By upgrading certain machines and equipment in your office or work space, you can improve efficiency, boost productivity and even save money in the long term.

IT Equipment

When to upgrade work laptop

As IT is a constantly changing industry thanks to advancements in technology, all businesses will reach a point where their IT no longer meets their needs. Whether this is because of changes to the business itself or due to technologies becoming obsolete, it’s vital that you ensure your IT equipment is upgraded regularly to keep things running efficiently and well.

IT is a blanket term that covers a variety of equipment and technologies, but it’s easily one of the most important aspects of your business as well. Equipment you should consider upgrading includes PCs, which can be run faster at a lower level of energy consumption, and any other important equipment such as printers, scanners, and even things like your routers.

If you’re considering upgrading any IT equipment, do an assessment and see where improvements could made. Many office workers cite every day inconveniences such as a slow computer as the biggest blows to their productivity.

Technical Equipment

When to upgrade machinery

Not every business is reliant on computers running speedily; there are plenty of businesses that rely on other types of equipment. For example, if you work in storage or an industry that needs machinery for heavy lifting, then you should consider upgrading your stackers. Electric stackers can be a useful upgrade for businesses. Technology like this is generally more efficient than more costly items that carry out the same tasks. So, electric stackers are considered to be a wiser investment for a business than something like a forklift, which is much more expensive and less practical.

Stackers and similar technology is available to handle a variety of weights and capacities, and their size means that they are easier to manoeuvre as well as arguably more secure.

Chairs and Desks

Office chairs and table

For those in an office, even your chairs and desks can be improved upon. Many people are still working on poorly levelled tables and sitting in chairs that cause discomfort and health problems like back pain and poor posture. Upgrading your simple but important equipment can be extremely beneficial to productivity as well as helping the health and happiness of employees.

Making investments in things like ergonomic chairs and tables is an excellent way to improve workflow without any major disruptions, and ensuring that your employees are comfortable is one of the best ways to keep things running smoothly.

Upgrading your equipment is an important part of running a successful business, and it’s important that you regularly assess the equipment you have in place and see if an upgrade is the right thing to do. This is something to look over regularly, and it’s vital that you don’t let the most important of your equipment fall by the wayside. Keep up with the times, and your business is more likely to continue its success.

Ivan Widjaya is the owner of, as well as the founder of several online businesses:, and He runs his business from anywhere, anytime he wants.

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