Total Cost of Ownership
Technology never stands still, and rugged technology is no exception to this. Rugged devices continue to evolve quickly and with each new innovation they become more effective and efficient for working in the most hostile of environments. New levels of functionality combined with a lower cost of ownership are making rugged computing not only more accessible but also more desirable.
There’s nothing worse than production grinding to halt because of a problem with your computer system. Finding a fix takes time and money – but the real cost is the resulting business disruption. Your operation might be held up for an hour or for a day. It will hit your bottom line and you could also lose customers as a result of the failure. In this post, we’ll take a look at the types of cost you are likely to incur and how you can avoid them.
If you’re thinking about investing in rugged technology for the first time, the chances are that you might have heard some of the myths and misconceptions about what rugged is and isn’t. You might think that it’s heavy and bulky to carry around or that rugged devices cost more than comparable consumer devices without being that different. But before you jump to any conclusions, you need to have the facts. We know rugged technology practically better than anyone, and we’ll set you straight with the facts.
It’s the latest dilemma – do you need a rugged device, or would a consumer equivalent be the right choice? There are plenty of assumptions feeding into this decision. People think rugged is heavier and more expensive but are consumer devices tough enough for working on the move? Which has the more advanced technology? It’s time to cut through the supposition and get to the facts.
When it comes to choosing a new keyboard, of course there's nothing wrong with selecting a bargain bucket consumer grade keyboard. That is, if you only intend to use it in the clean, warm and dry environment of your office. But if you need to use your keyboard on site, in the field, for military, medical, police or industrial applications, you'll quickly find that your cheap keyboard wasn't so cheap after all. Constant replacements of equipment that simply isn't up to the job can become extremely expensive.