Working from your home can be productive and rewarding if you have the right computer equipment. For instance, if you own or run a business from your home, then you may need a full array of computer devices and peripherals such as a modem for Internet access and e-mail, a printer, a fax machine or fax modem, and a scanner, in addition to a fast and dependable computer. Having such versatile tools at your fingertips can allow you to perform the various duties inherent to running every aspect of a small business. If, on the other hand, you work for a large corporation and simply have decided to move your office to your home, you may not need as many peripherals, depending on your responsibilities. A powerful computer and fast Internet and e-mail access may be all you need to keep in contact with the main office. On the software side, there are numerous software programs, such as desktop publishing or money management software, which can make your job easier and make you more productive. If you're going to be paying a lot of business-related bills, you may want to sign up for electronic bill-pay services that you can use to write and send electronic checks directly from your computer using a simple Internet connection. Whether you plan on establishing and running your own business from home, or simply have decided to abandon your cubicle in favor of your living room, choosing the right computer and peripherals can make the transition, and your job, easier.
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