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Daily Buzz: The Right Remote Computing Setup for You

The proper configuration of your workstation can improve productivity

If your work-from-home setup is just a laptop on a kitchen table, you might want to think about upgrading your hardware. There are other ways to set up your space that will make you more productive, says Ed Bott in ZDNet.

From a hardware perspective, take care of the components you interact with the most, Bott suggests.

“Instead of a compact laptop display, give yourself the benefit of a big-screen monitor or even a dual-display configuration. Add a full-sized keyboard, a mouse, and a wired network connection, and you’ve got everything you need to maximize your productivity,” he says.

To create the ultimate workstation, Bott presents several options to choose from. If you don’t mind a lot of cables, you can take a cheaper DIY approach.

“In this scenario, you start with the notebook your IT department gave you and then add whatever hardware you can beg, borrow, or scrounge to make your work environment more pleasant,” he says. That hardware can include a wired keyboard, mouse, HDMI cables and an ethernet adapter.

If you want a more streamlined approach, Bott recommends a dedicated docking station that powers your laptop, drives one or more displays, connects to a wired network, and allows you to keep USB devices attached.

“Plug in a single connector, and you’re ready to get to work,” he says.

Please select this link to read the original article from Associations Now.

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