Anna Valley’s growth in 2018 and 2019 resulted in new technical requirements as well as more staff. Sourcing reliable laptops with the features that suit each individual’s job roles was pivotal to the long-term success while maintaining low overhead (versus a one-device-fits-all policy).
Engineers work in many different lighting conditions, from dark spaces to direct sunlight while setting up lighting panels, so the need for brightness control, a long-lasting shell and backlit keyboard are key. Host Logic provided engineers with lightweight, robust laptops with magnesium-shell, backlit keyboards and a gloss screens, which allows them to work effectively on the device in many lighting conditions since they work in the dark or in direct sunlight quite often.
The cost per unit is a bit higher than what you’d expect from a normal business productivity machine, but the long-term savings in robustness and user-time, makes the cost worthwhile.
A great byproduct of providing work-appropriate kit to staff, is that they are proud of their equipment and really feel more valued and appreciated in their positions.