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Getting Your Computer Business Ready for High Tech Peripherals

Aug 17, 2007
Much of the effort in beginning a home based Internet business is installing and maintaining the various technical pieces of software and equipment programs you will need to market, create, and deliver your different products or services.

While this fascinating technological side of starting a home based online business may seem tedious, highly detailed, costly and even frightening at first, please keep in mind that ultimately it should advance the quality of your life.

It should also make your work and even your home life more efficient and relaxed plus, ahem, make you money.

It might not be a good idea to invest in your technical wish list when you first start out until you understand your needs clearly. You do want to get quality products and highly focused applications and equipment to save you time and offer your clients the most workable looking marketing materials and finished products.

Another important perspective of your technical and computer purchases when you are first starting your home based Internet business is that your PC have more capacity and plenty of ports for add on peripherals as you grow and want to expand your business tools.

When you are a sole proprietor starting a tiny home based Internet business you probably will not need your own server however, as you expand, that might be easier and less costly.

A robust media center could let you control your home office video and audio functions as well as your home TV.

You could install TiVo to digitally record the TV programs you are missing while in your office. However, many cable companies offer this service through their digital boxes.

Intel has designed a PC all in one media center that lets you combine software and hardware in one PC setup that is very easy to navigate.

You can not only run your home based online business but you can also use it for starting home videos, music or Web access.

Not while you are starting you home based business, but once it is up, running and making a profit, you might want to add some great high end and tech extras to your home office and home. Net gear Storage Central SC 101 connects wirelessly to your firm network but you will see it in your Windows setup as a hard drive attachment.

From here you can now handle games, music, videos, photographs as well as your home Internet business records and documents. You can make these business records private so that you can share your new network device with your family without fear of security breaches. Another alternative is made by Iomega, a terabyte sized multimedia hub.

Backup is crucial when you are starting a home based online business. You can buy automatic back up devices or flash drives depending on the volume of your needs. If your choice is flash drives maybe it is better to look on the Web for discount buys in bulk or buy flash drives of 1 GB storage or more.

If you are working with a tower whose USB ports are on the back a flash drive hub is a useful tool. It offers four or five more USB ports and a long cord that lets you bring the hub and ports within easy reach.
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James M. Lowe writes original articles about home business opportunities.
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