There is a children’s song that goes something like this, ” Clean up clean up everybody everywhere, clean up clean up everybody do your share.” If you have children, it’s a safe bet you will use this sing-song to get them to clean up of all those toys they scatter everywhere.
Today I am asking all of you with tons of old files and miscellaneous bits to sing that song for yourself and clean up your computers. When your system gets overloaded with data, it is going to take longer for the software to look through your file indexes in order to find things. It’s also going to have a more difficult time finding contiguous free space to write those files.
Think of it like someone having to carry a heavy load of suitcases around with them all the time. Carting around a load of files and photos and PDF’s that you just don’t need any longer is kind of akin to hoarding. So, try this before you call us and say your system is running way too slow, clean things up.
Go through your documents folder and off load any really old files, general correspondence and old projects. Then go through your photos, We tend to take tons of photos, offload them all from our phones and never look at them again. Some of those photos are blurry or not really very good, so delete them. Let them go.
Video files are huge, so, if you can, move those to the cloud. The same goes with music files. Then run the disk clean up utility on your system followed by Defrag and a general clean up of all the temp files that get downloaded from your internet searches.
It’s also a very good idea to have UTS perform regular maintenance of your computers, servers and peripherals. That way we can diagnose any potential system problems and clean them up before they get serious enough to impact your operations. Just like getting regular checkups for your health, it’s important to do the same for your systems. Maintaining these devices on a regular basis reduces the risk of your system breaking down.
American culture has for years embraced the notion that the more hours you work, the more effective you are. There are studies out now which dispute that fact. According to Lou Babuaata of Zen Habits, prioritizing your Most important tasks. Then get those done first thing in the morning and move on with all of the other work that pops into your life during the day. This is the best way to be productive. Any number of hours we work in a week that surpasses 55 hours is mostly a waste of our time. The longer we work, the less productive we become. We can now say that’s a fact.
We have a hurricane heading in our direction. If it does hit, then no one knows how long our homes and businesses will be down for. Should we get anything close to what Harvey unloaded in Texas and Louisiana, we could be in serious trouble.
They say “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. When I was a kid I would nod my head to sayings like these, knowing that my elders thought they were imparting great wisdom to me. I wasn’t always sure what they meant by them, but I knew it must be something wise and useful. So, let me ask you, what do you think this saying means?
You might ask us why we named our company Unified Technology Solutions? Why didn’t we simply call your company “We Repair and Install Computers?” We called ourselves Unified Technology Solutions for the simple reason that we don’t just install computers, or repair computer problems, we help you manage all your IT challenges, and get the most out of your technology budget.
Running a business is all encompassing. When it was just you and a couple of others, keeping up with IT demands was simple. Now you have 30 employees, a layer of management and managing your IT needs is interfering with your mission.
Growing a business or non-profit adds new layers of computer and data management skills. The prospect of losing valuable information because backups are not performed is something you will need to plan for. Disruption of services due to a network problem can be very costly. Hiring just one person to try and cover a multiple number of devices can work for a while, but even if you do have an IT person, there are times when one person simply cannot do it all.
Whatever cost savings you think you get by attempting to manage your IT needs in house can quickly disappear with one bad outage. It’s still early in the year, and planning to have managed IT services through Unified Technology Solutions is something we would like for you to consider.
We also want to let you know that at Unified Technology Solutions not only can we maintain and repair your computers, we can also help to integrate your Phone service. There are some state of the art VOIP solutions for companies which save you money, but also give you tremendous flexibility.
Give us a call, let’s have a chat, see how we can help you out.
Have you heard about ransomware? If not, take a moment to watch this video to learn about one of the latest, and most dreadful possibilities to threaten your business computer network.
Businesses across the country are being victimized by this kind of despicable attack. If you would like to receive a review of your office network and learn how you can protect your business from ransomware, call the data security experts at Unified Technology Solutions at 772.539.7667.