Choosing computer hardware and software within an organisation is of the utmost importance for a number of reasons.
Reliability: in order for the smooth running of a business, it is important that the computers you have in place are reliable- ie. They do not break easily, and last for a long time.
Ease of use: Software should not be too difficult to use, or highly specialised that only a couple of members of staff are able to use it because if these members of staff are away or leave the company, there will be nobody with the necessary knowledge if there are issues with the program.
Cost: The cost of computer equipment needs to be carefully budgeted for. If too little is spent, the equipment may break and need to be replaced shortly, too much, and the business may have expensive features they do not need, and if they need to rapidly expand and buy more equipment, they may not be able to afford to do so.