Friday, January 02, 2009

Plug and play office supplies

Most people have heard the term plug and play. Although this used to be a term that referred to video game controllers for kids, it is now taking on a whole new meaning. In fact, plug and play is something that is making its way onto the workplace as well. This is because of all the people that have to travel to do business now.

If you think about it, most people own more than one computer. Maybe you have a laptop, a desktop, and a work computer. All of these computers are used at different times, but you need them all to be able to do the same thing. However, with old office software and hardware, you had to download it on every computer to be able to use it on all of them. Now there are tons of great plug and play types of things in the office world that do not have to be set up.

So what does this mean for you? Pretty much, it means that you can buy one piece of hardware and use it on all of your computers without having to go through and set everything up. This is great for people that have tons of computers and need the same hardware to work on all of them. Although not all office hardware products are like this yet, we are finding more and more that are. One day you will see a lot more plug and play office equipment being used everywhere. This, of course, is a good thing and something that needs to happen.