From routine care on your teeth and body to regular inspections for your cars and furnaces, you know and understand the importance and value of preventative maintenance. Have you considered the same maintenance for your computers and network? Both are used daily and are critical to the operation and success of your business.
When computer and network systems are slow or down, countless hours and money are lost. Ultimately the bottom line of your business is affected because of lost productivity, lost sales, lost data and sometimes lost sanity! Even though today’s computers are faster and more cost-effective than ever, they are still complicated machines that require proper care. When a computer system or network has been neglected and reaches its “breaking point”, it can require a lot of time, troubleshooting, research, upgrades, new parts and most importantly money to make it operational again. And thanks to Murphy’s Law, the “breaking point” hits at a critical time when your business needs the computer or network the most. How can you avoid these “breaking point” moments? By having Literati implement a preventative maintenance plan for your IT equipment.
At Literati, we have developed a maintenance plan process to help to prevent those “breaking point” moments and keep emergency troubleshooting and repair costs down.
Here is a sample of checks that a Literati technician might perform on your computer or network to help it run more smoothly.
- Hard drive file “cleaning”
- Virus definitions updated and virus and spyware system scan
- General software and operating system updates and patches for the computer and network
- Network data backup check and verification
- System and network documentation update
- Physically cleaning out system interiors to prevent damage to internal functions.
- Report making you aware of issues discovered during the maintenance
Literati recommends network maintenance checks be performed quarterly and system maintenance checks be done semiannually. However, they can be scheduled as often as you feel or as a one-time service. Our affordable maintenance routine fees are based on the number of systems and the size of your network. Talk to a Literati technician to see how we can customize a scheduled maintenance plan for your business. Your systems and employees will be happy that you did.
For additional information and more proof on the importance of preventative maintenance, check out this linked article. Computer Preventative Maintenance: A Little Can Go A Long Way