One of the biggest challenges of working online is having the right gadgets, but once you’ve got everything in place, it’s easier to get your work done.
We have compiled a list of the best business-online tech gadgets to help you increase your productivity and sales. The main tech essentials everyone needs to operate a business online are;
- A reliable internet connection.
There are so many Internet services to choose from on the Ugandan market today, a business owner only has to pick a cost-effective, quality, and reliable option. Uganda’s Mobile Telecom Networks offer bundled internet in form of packetized MBs and GBs that expire when you have used up your bundle or when the expiry date reaches. They use 3G/4G LTE technologies to connect your Smartphone to the internet. However, they also have 3/4G LTE MiFis and Routers in which you can insert a Simcard to connect to the internet. As such, they usually have nationwide coverage and their internet packages are normally sold in bundles.
Fixed-line Wired/Wireless internet connections are another way of connecting to the internet that is offered by Uganda’s ISPs. Instead of using a Simcard, they use both Wired and Wireless means of connectivity for last-mile connectivity. Fiber is the most popular wired means and simultaneously the fastest means of receiving internet. Essentially the provider will pull Fiber cable from one of their main pipes to your home. Wireless options include Microwave. Here, an Antenna is installed on your rooftop and then connected to a WiFi router in your home or office space.
- A smartphone with a quality camera.
You know that displaying your products graphically is the way selling online works. That means quality images are key and therefore you should get yourself a smartphone with quality imaging technology. Our own TECNO Uganda keeps putting products on the market that allow users to take studio-quality photos and videos without professional skills.
- A laptop/desktop computer.
It is better to purchase your computer from PC manufacturer-certified partners and distributors you can trust. These are companies that have built rapport with computer manufacturers. That way you can get a genuine product possibly with warranty and after-sales support such as repairs, maintenance, and software updates.
- Tablet computer
A tablet is a portable device whose capabilities are between smartphones and personal computers. This is simply a device you might need for the road, for a business pitch, or for the kids to play some games or finish their homework. Since Android gadgets are the most popular and cost-effective, you might think of either a Samsung Galaxy Tab or Huawei’s Media pad.
by Kellen Nakaye
Kellen had been a freelance writer for 2 years before joining Infinity Computers, now reporting on everything tech-related. She's also written a book, 'You are great too'. If you have a story about a newly updated tech product or one that is about to launch, please reach out to her.