Buying Hardware: Minster vs High Street

Buying new equipment for your business can be difficult. With so many different options, prices and bundles available, it can tricky to know what to buy. As an IT support provider for over 40 years, Minster have seen it all – from software packages that don’t have the basics to security systems that allow hackers to infiltrate your business.

Buying IT equipment for a company is very different to buying for your home; what you purchase can really be the difference between dealing with repeated downtime issues and truly fulfilling the needs of your business.

When you buy a PC or laptop from a high street store, it can be easy to be drawn in by ‘bargain’ prices. After making your purchase, you will receive the equipment itself as well as some basic software included. But it stops there.

To help, we’ve made a list of some of the key features to take into consideration when buying equipment for your business:

Manual Set Up

Ensuring that you have the correct security updates and software on your PC or Laptop is incredibly important. In addition to this, matters such as setting up users can be time consuming for those that are uncertain of how to do so. Minster will set up all necessary users to save you time and hassle.

Basic Software

There are a multitude of different subscriptions within Office 365 and not all of them are suitable for a business. Features such as Microsoft Teams will not be included within basic packages. Minster will talk you through the different features included within each package to ensure that you have everything you need to work correctly and efficiently, without extra ‘add-on’ costs further down the line!

We will also install any relevant software that your business may be using as well as offering advice and guidance on the right software for your users. Modern software and hardware offer enormous benefits to your business... providing you know what's on offer and how to use it!

On hand support

Unlike high street vendors, Minster can support you through the entire process of buying and configuring your new equipment to ensure that it is working properly for you.  When you buy equipment from Minster, you can rest assured that it will be ready for the user to start working straight away. First time, every time.

In other words, we don’t want you to be caught out with extra costs further down the line; which may end up costing you a lot more in downtime than it would have done to get it right the first time.  Allow us to share our expertise with you and ensure that you have everything you need for a reliable and robust IT system.

Get in touch with our team to discuss your options and to find out how Minster can help you!

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