Computer Maintenance

by Wally Moore

on November 16, 2020

in computer upgrade

computer technicianA short video on computer maintenance.

Informative, helpful, and worth one-minute, twenty-five seconds of your time.

If you're not into watching a video you can read the transcript of the video:

A business owner has older, slower computers that are causing production problems.

And everyone knows computers cause a lot of stress in businesses that rely heavily on their computers.

When you’re busy at work, the last thing you want to spend time on is staring at the monitor on your computer and wonder why the heck it’s taking so long to open a document when your customer is waiting on you.

We’ve all dealt with this, and we’ve all been driven crazy by it

As an IT Services company, we know this to be true because we hear it from time to time. I was going to say we hear it all the time, but that would be an exaggeration. But not much of an exaggeration.

In our industry, complaints about slow computers are common

Did you know every month, Google reports 32,000 people search for the term computer maintenance? It’s true. Check it out for yourself.

We also know that many people think the way to solve slower computers is to perform regular computer maintenance. And they believe the way you accomplish this is by manually performing said maintenance on them.

You may even chide yourself by thinking, “You know if we would just do computer maintenance on these computers like we do our company vehicles, we wouldn’t be having this problem!”  But you might be wrong about that.

This thinking is so 2010

So, as a business owner, you have this internal conflict thinking your computers are slow because you don’t do regular maintenance. The reason for this is because you know you’re behind in keeping current with the computers. And this is partially true.

The computer can have perfect maintenance and still run ‘slow as snot’ because the root cause is not a maintenance issue. The real problem is outdated technology, such as a mechanical hard drive.

With outdated technology, all the computer maintenance in the world will not fix a slow computer.

The computer maintenance idea speaks to the larger issue of not staying current with technology. In other words, this owner/manager focuses on the wrong things.

For the vast majority of older, slower computers, the correct solution to the speed issue only requires one easy fix: Replace the old-style rotational hard drive with a new Solid-State Drive.

crucial ssd

This inexpensive upgrade will dramatically improve the performance of most computers and will also typically extend the service life of the computer by several more years.

Eventually, older computers must be replaced by new ones

If you maintain an automobile, it will run for many years. But at some point, for a variety of reasons, you’re going to upgrade to a newer model. We all know automobiles need to be replaced.

Computers are very similar to the automobile analogy. And we’ve found this analogy to be helpful for our customers who are not technical

So, if your computers are getting long in the tooth and you think they need computer maintenance to fix the problem, you’re fooling yourself—kind of. When you think maintenance, think upgrading.

If you take our advice and do the upgrade we’re telling you about, you’ll find that Microsoft Windows 10 will automatically do the maintenance your computer needs. It’s true! It’s very cost-effective, and it’s convenient.

More and more of the technology we all use performs its own self-maintenance. As we’ve already stated, it wasn’t this way back in 2010, but it is now, and you should take advantage of it.

DTS InfoTech Can Help

Most small businesses do not have the expertise, tech-savvy, or time to upgrade their older computers. If this describes you, we can help.

If you would like more information, please give us a call, we’re always happy to chat, and the call is FREE! Calls are still free.

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Dedicated to your success,

Wally Moore

Business Development Manager

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