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Working from home technology essentials

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Geoff Augutis from Queensland Computers explains what technology will make working from home easier.

With Covid-19 protocols now in full swing, more people are working from home than ever before.

In what has been one of the biggest tech disruptions in history, millions of users around the globe have been slung into a changed work environment.

These changes are hard to manage at the best of time as users don’t like change.

So what tools are people using to make this a success?

Work station: Whether you have taken your work laptop home or simply converted to home desktop computer to a work tool, your device is critical in your work-from-home success.

It's about now that most users start to realise that smaller screen size or slower performance than what they are used to.

Connection: A fast reliable internet connection is more important than ever and unfortunately harder to come by.

With so many people working from home combined with the Netflix binge watching and school kids learning remotely, the internet connections are experiencing higher demand than ever.

Webcam: So many of our meetings are currently been held over Zoom, Teams, Webex, Skype, etc in some form of video conferencing; this means a functional webcam is a must.

For most laptop users the one built into the computer is more than adequate.

For the Desktop PC users, you may have to source one, which is easier said than done with unprecedented demand on the product right now.

Office chair: A few days working from home is a quick way to realise just how uncomfortable it is to sit in your dining chairs for eight hours a day.

It is important to take care of yourself when changing work environments.

Now might be the time to invest in that new office chair.

With so many changes happening around us in such a short timespan, it can be easy to lose focus on the basics.

If you have found yourself now working from home, it is important to make sure you have the tools to be successful.