Many electronic devices can help a business run more smoothly. This includes cash registers, security systems, landlines and the internet. While these may seem obvious, there are lesser-known electronic devices that can be crucial for business owners to have. Some of these electronic machines include laser coding, etching depaneling, conformal coating equipment.

These kinds of electronic machines are utilized in a variety of manufacturing and production processes, specifically the warehousing of tiny components like IC chips and resistors. If these components are not clearly identified and visually examined attentively, mistakes are often made in inventory management. Installing handheld computers that link product information to shelf information will ensure that there is no chance of making a mistake and speed up inspections and shipping.

Commercial electronics include power generators that convert DC electricity into other forms of energy such as AC or diesel. These electronic devices are used both for industrial and domestic reasons.

Although none of them were computers in the sense of a computer but the practical mechanical understanding gained from the development of business machines in the 19th century was instrumental in helping to establish the foundations of modern computing. Alan Turing, along with others, did not create a fully-functional machine capable of performing logical functions until the mid-20th century. The machine, known as the Colossus, was built at Bletchley Park with great secrecy to decipher the codes and ciphers created by German electromechanical devices, such as the Enigma and Geheimschreiber.