Designing An Effective Home Office

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Introduction The advent of lightning fast computers in addition to the Internet, have allowed busy professionals the opportunity to work from home with all the tools needed to be successful. Creating an effective home office can be a time consuming and costly endeavor; however, with proper planning, the task can be as simple and headache free as possible. An efficient home office will include certain hardware components, a properly configured network connection in addition to software to enhance productivity and secure your and security software and protocols to limit risk. Once a home office is properly outfitted, individuals must implement and maintain certain ethical standards to ensure that their business interactions are…show more content…
The speakers and microphone are built-in as well. If I am working out of my home, no matter what profession, my workspace will be limited. Therefore, I want to keep my equipment as powerful and compact as possible. A basic model of this computer starts at $1799 (Apple Inc, n.d.), which is a steep investment price. However, my personal experience with the reliability of the computer makes the price worth it. The printer used in my home office will be the Canon PIXMA MX922 All-in-One Printer (Canon U.S.A Inc., n.d.). I currently own this model for my personal use and feel that it will be a satisfactory printer for home business needs as well. Any bulk printing I would need done, I would send to a local office store or printing shop. Network Configuration The iMac desktop computer comes equipped with a built in wireless card. This card enables the computer to connect to a wireless Internet signal with no other computer-based hardware. Wireless Internet access is preferable to hardwired connections, as it reduces cord clutter. I will utilize the Linksys EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router (Linksys, n.d.) to actually convert my Internet signal into wireless. I have chosen this particular router because PCMag.com described it as “perfect for multi-device home networks (Lynn, 2014)”. As our home has numerous wireless devices, from tablets to an HDTV, I would need a
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