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Why It Makes Sense to Have Ongoing IT Support

Posted on Aug 09, 2018

If you run a business, regardless of the industry, you will use IT equipment and in this digital age, IT hardware is as essential as it powers the website that, in turn, keeps your website looking good. While there are a few business owners that have a solid understanding of computing technology, the average Australian would not be able to tell you what RAM stands for, or indeed, would be unable to point out the various hardware components that go to make up a desktop PC.

IT Hardware Maintenance

Like anything else that is technical, IT hardware does require some regular care and attention and this is something you should outsource to a local computer repair and maintenance outfit. Just as you would consult Melbourne web developers to design and build your website, you would also have a local company that is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all workstation computers and servers. With constant use and the installation (and deletion) of software packages, computers invariably slow down after a while, and without regular attention, your computing resources will be seriously affected.

Invalid Registry Entries

The registry is a partition of the hard drive where all the data needed to start the operating system (OS) is contained and with frequent use, invalid entries remain in the registry and every time the machine is booted up, valuable computing resources are wasted as the OS scans the registry entries in entirety. A computer technician would have special software maintenance packages that they would use to clean computers of junk and unwanted files, which can be preset to run at specified intervals, keeping the machine clean and clutter free.

Hardware Upgrades

As you probably know, computing hardware is developing at a tremendous rate and what might have been considered state of the art 3 years ago, would now be obsolete. CPUs with faster speeds, graphics cards that are more powerful and Random Access Memory (RAM) chips that are much bigger in terms of data capacity. Running the latest versions of certain software packages demands a high specification of hardware and after only a couple of years, a PC can become slow and sometimes cannot run the software at all. Melbourne web developers, for example, would be aware of the best anti-virus protection and would likely make a recommendation on which package is the best.

Cyber Attack Protection

Any computer that is connected to the Internet is at risk of virus infection and there are new, harmful viruses being created on a daily basis. For this reason, it is imperative that you have adequate anti-virus protection that is updated regularly and any suspicious looking files will immediately be quarantined before they can do any harm.

If your office has a Local Area Network and a bank of workstation terminals, it is essential to enlist the help of a computer maintenance and repair company, who will ensure that your IT hardware is always running at optimum levels.

 

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