Technology is constantly changing and adapting; as such, it is important to always stay on top of upgrades to ensure you are running at optimum efficiency. At Absolutely PC, IT upgrades are a necessary and consistent part of our monthly and annual maintenance schedule. The New Year is always a great time to make these changes as business plans are put into motion.
Here’s what you need to know about making IT upgrades for your business:
Upgrade your RAM
RAM is the memory your computer uses to run the operating system, it also stores everything you have open at any point in time. The more you open, the more RAM you use and the slower your computers become. Slow computers cost a business a small fortune as it massively impacts staff productivity and increases frustration levels. Surprisingly the cost of RAM is very small in comparison so for around £30 to £50 your computers could see a massive increase in speed.
Store data in the cloud
More people are storing information in the cloud and it certainly helps when you need to share data with other people or access it from many locations. However, before you leap in you need to consider everything from where the data is stored (to be compliant with the new GDPR regulations) through to data security. We can help you to map this out and get it right first time.
It’s always important to ensure your computers, phones, laptops and tablets are all running on the latest versions. If they’re not, this can have an impact on their speed and security. You should also check any apps or software packages such as Microsoft Office are all running on the latest version. As part of a monthly contract all of this is done for you to free up time and reduce concerns.
Check for viruses
Viruses can be a tech nightmare, so making a point of checking all your systems are clean from these can be very beneficial for preventing further problems down the line. We can help you with the removal of any existing viruses and more importantly monitor your systems in real time for any new threats
Once a year it is always good to check if there’s any maintenance needed on your IT equipment. From computers that need upgrading because they physically can’t run any faster, to broken screens or power cables, issues with charging to simply replacing batteries, it can all help your business run more efficiently. For more help with repairs, contact us now.