Lower Your Computer Expenses Today!
HOW TO SPEND LESS
HOME OR OFFICE
As we all know, when you least expect it, disaster strikes, whether the screen breaks the day before a business trip, a worker deletes the Quick Books file the day the accountants are coming, or you procrastinated renewing your anti-virus program and a virus walked right into your computer.
Read the following five tips,
which will help keep your IT costs down!
TIP # 1
BRING THE COMPUTER IN
If possible, bring the computer into our office. This works well for viruses, replacing laptop screens, data recovery and replacing or updating hardware.
However, if you are experiencing a network issue, such as printing or sharing documents among computers, we recommend scheduling a remote session or having a technician come to your home or office.
If you are unable to connect to the internet or if the computer in questions is networked to other computers, and by bringing in that machine, it will cause havoc to your entire network, then the only option is to schedule a technician to come to your home or office.
TIP # 2
PREPARE A LIST
Prepare a list of what needs to get done. This applies for all calls, on-site, remote or in the office. It is important so that we can give you the best estimate of how long the job will take.
TIP # 3
INFORM TECHNICIAN OF ALL
By telling us about all existing issues, it very often speeds up the diagnostic and repair of your computer. Not disclosing a problem will not make the issue go away or keep the cost down!
TIP # 4
Always keep your anti-virus programs up to date and replace hardware when they show signs of failing.
TIP # 5
MAKE SURE BACKUPS ARE BACKING UP
Be on top of your backups!
Today, many people are aware and actively have backups running. However, there are a lot of failed hard drives where people did not make a backup or the backup was not backing up the necessary files! Therefore, we highly recommend periodically confirming (a) your backup is running and (b) it is backing up the correct files.