If you enter the premises of any fast-paced startup company with a tech-centric layout, you will notice that they have so many things that aren’t usually found in the traditional workspace. This is very common in Silicon Valley. Weir decorations and lightings and an unusual open floor plan are the norms around such places. With all of these unusual scenes also comes the popular multi-computer displays to meet their computing needs.
There is a long backstory to using multiple computers for display. This set up has its advantages from business to science fiction. This is getting a lot more popular because technology and its devices are now a lot more affordable than they used to be. You can now install multiple monitors in your office without any serious hardware.
When you look around any high tech company, you will observe that they have these multiple screens set up in place everywhere. Microsoft workstations install on average 2 to 3 big screens and they usually are with huge projectors. What exactly is so special about this setup and why should you consider it? This set up offers a lot of advantages for those who have so much work to do and although it might not be ideal for everyone, it is worth a shot and here are some reasons why:
Easy access to data
One of the main advantages of installing the multi-computer set up is that you have more viewing angles with multiple screens and you can see a lot more information all at once. If for example, you are writing a blog post, you can have a word processor open on one screen and several other browser windows open on the other screens for quick research and look up. A lot of time is saved as you don’t have to constantly navigate different windows on one screen.
If you work in a situation where you need to respond to real-time changes and events, this multi-screen set up is very important as you need to monitor several events all at the same time. You can have multiple windows set up on different screens and this way you are constantly updated on any changes. If you are in IT, for instance, you can set up a health monitor for all of your servers r connected workstations and know in real time when there is an issue.
Another important benefit to this set up is being able to prioritize tasks while keeping an eye on different tasks. It will require a lot of discipline on your part but it is doable. You can set it up such that the main tasks to be achieved is placed right at the middle of the whole set up with other accompanying tasks placed around it. This way you can monitor everything that leads to your final execution of whatever project you are working on.
There are a lot of other advantages to using the multi-screens setup and also some drawbacks but ultimately, if you can afford to use it, you should try it. It’s worth a try.