Computing challenges come in various forms. They range from simple applications using standard IT hardware or software, right up to more intensive tasks or major problems involving large amounts of data and requiring serious processing power. When it comes to those one-off or short-term big computing challenges, a powerful workstation rental is often the best solution.
WHAT MAKES IT A WORKSTATION?
There are some important differences between your classic desktop PCs and the types of professional workstations we’re talking about here. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the former for everyday use at your organisation, certain projects will benefit greatly from the latter. That’s because a workstation is a special computer capable of doing more, storing more and running faster.
A workstation may not necessarily look like much from the outside. However, it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. An expanded small form factor (SSF) or tower computer can provide multiple physical CPUs (central processing units), each with multiple cores. It can also provide support for more RAM; larger or additional hard drives or solid state drives (SSD); upgraded video cards; multiple displays; and, of course, a reliable operating system with numerous advanced features. The specs vary from hardware to hardware, but the key advantages remain the same: greater memory capacity and multitasking capability combining to deliver a higher performance.
SOLVING COMPUTING CHALLENGES
Once you’ve hired a powerful workstation – or, depending on the scope of the project, a number of such devices – it’s time to put this optimal technology to work. You need to fix a computing challenge, and you need to fix it soon.
Generally speaking, there are two obvious reasons to hire a workstation over a desktop computer. The first reason relates to the complexity of the challenge and the performance required to achieve efficient, successful outcomes. Your business’s PCs are sufficient for basic employee tasks such as email, web browsing and word processing. However, a top workstation is ideal for complex applications like data analysis, CAD, animation, video editing and much more.
The second reason is durability under ongoing pressure. Like any other member of the team, your computer can slow down due to a heavy workload. Workstations might be pushed to the limit all day; potentially even overnight when staff aren’t around and those massive databases still need crunching. Even though you’re not planning to own this equipment long-term, the overall quality of its components comes to the fore throughout demanding campaigns.
Remember, using underperforming or inadequate computer hardware can end up costing you more time and money than any perceived upfront savings from choosing a cheaper, less reliable option. Get the right gear now and you won’t regret it later.
Want to know more about a powerful workstation rental to help solve computing challenges? Get in touch with Hire Intelligence today!