Ever wondered what are the signs to look for that would indicate it’s time to upgrade your hardware? ROSE ITSL have put together the following 5 helpful signs to determine just that.
1. Slow computer and network performance.
Programs take forever to launch? Network crawling? Do you see the dreaded hourglass or spinning wheel? Hardware performance noticeably degrades as it nears capacity. Hard drives, RAM memory and network bandwidth can all grind to a trickle when resources are overutilized. In most cases, new or upgraded hardware will result in a remarkable improvement in overall performance.
2. Missing or corrupted data.
If data disappears from your server or workstation, this is usually an alarm bell that indicates a hard drive may be failing. Hard drives with bad sectors lose the ability to read and write from the damaged areas of the disk. These symptoms also are the first step towards total hard drive failure resulting in total data loss (and no one wants that).
3. Frequent network and connection drops.
Business technology has matured to the point where a properly configured network should run smoothly and stably with little to no unscheduled maintenance required. Having to worry about whether a defective old switch or cable is the cause of frequent network drops can cut sharply into productivity. Replacing older network equipment in an organization can pay immediate dividends in reduced downtime.