Everyone must have all of the hardware and software they need to be productive within their role. We don’t want a lack of hardware, or underpowered, failing hardware, to hold anyone back.
To this end, the company supplies you with a notebook computer, large monitor, keyboard, mouse and all of the cables required to connect it all together, associated software, and all of the equipment required to know and understand how our product works, or if your role requires it, to test our products on all applicable equipment.
Further, if your role requires that you digitally draw and sketch we will also provide you with a tablet computer and any software needed.
Unless required for testing purposes we do not provide cellular phones or cellular plans.
For the equipment we provide we leave the type of hardware, the specifications of it, and the operating systems, etc. up to you and your manager to decide. Please do not buy esoteric equipment that is incompatible with how we operate, or may need to be replaced sooner than expected, and please be reasonable in your purchases. Buy as much as you need to perform at 100% efficiency in your role. No more, and no less.
We would like you to get at least three years of usage from your equipment, and preferably longer if it is performing just fine and not affecting your productivity. When and what you replace your equipment with is up to you and your manager. Once again, be reasonable. Do not buy equipment because you want it, buy it because you need it to perform at your maximum.
When replacing your equipment we do not want your old hardware back. Donate it to someone who could use it. BUT, MAKE SURE THE HARDWARE IS COMPLETELY AND SECURELY WIPED SO THAT NO DATA CAN BE RETRIEVED FROM IT BEFORE GIVING IT AWAY.
To this end please do not store company related data on your computing devices unless absolutely necessary. We would prefer that all data reside on company provided cloud storage. Do not keep company files in personal storage facilities. Take note that we do, or may, at any time, require various programs be installed to safeguard data on all company provided hardware. For this reason do not use company provided hardware for your personal use and confidential information.