IT and running a business online
Last updated: 7 January 2019

Choosing your IT

Business Gateway has a selection of guides to help you choose the right IT for your business.

Choosing the right hardware

This guide on the basics of computer hardware includes information on:

  • desktop hardware
  • servers
  • networking your computers
  • printers, scanners and multinetwork devices
  • buying or leasing hardware

Choosing the right IT supplier

This guide on choosing the right IT supplier has information on:

  • the different types of IT suppliers
  • IT system maintenance
  • IT system cost evaluation
  • how to negotiate the contract

Choosing the right software

This guide on choosing the right software has information on:

  • buying and installing software
  • software licences
  • cloud computing
  • software support