(Read On To See How You Can Make Your Computer Network Run Like New Again)
Are you frustrated by a slow computer, screen freezes, error messages and things in general just not working right? These are all signs that your computer network is desperately in need of either an upgrade OR a tune up. What Causes Computer Networks To Run Slow?
Over time, all computers and servers slow down and become progressively worse. The main reasons are: 1. Spyware, viruses and other malware secretly installed on your machine. We say “secretly” because most users don’t realize their computer is infected until it’s too late. Most viruses and malware programs circulating on the Internet today are well designed, highly sophisticated programs designed to install themselves and work in the background, undetected – and often the only sign you’ve been compromised is slow performance. 2. Old equipment. Believe it or not, most PCs only have a shelf life of 3 years. Our campaign titled 5 Signs it’s time to upgrade your hardware can lend some insight into this subject. But there are ways to extend your computer’s life, which brings us to #3… 3. Poor Maintenance. Just like a car, computer networks need regular maintenance (or “tune-ups”) in order to maintain top speed and performance. In fact, there are over 100 different system checks and updates that need to be done on a regular basis, including disk defragmentation, patch management and the removal of unnecessary files and programs (to name just a few). If you haven’t been monitoring or maintaining your computer network and things are starting to break down and run slow, these are some of the main reasons why. With ROSE ITSL Managed IT Services we keep your systems operational, available and secure while you focus on the daily demands of running your business. Our proactive monitoring software will be able to detect and report real-time occurrence of system errors, hardware failure and malicious attacks to your system before the damage is done, giving you the opportunity to take measures to prevent or eliminate the failure or loss of computer and network hardware and software crucial to your business.
Additionally, a friendly and expert technician will: 1. Run a full diagnostic on your network to troubleshoot slow problematic PCs, error messages and other problems. 2. Review your firewall and security settings to ensure that you are protected from hackers, viruses, spyware, etc. 3. Ensure that your data is being backed up so that it can be recovered in the event of a disaster. 4. Review your system logs for errors and other “red flags” that could develop into bigger problems. 5. Check to see if you are protected from power surges and interruptions, lightning strikes, etc. 6. Tune up your server to improve its speed and free up some more space. 7. Clean up any unnecessary temporary files that are stealing precious disk space. Feel free to contact us today for more information on how to speed up your network and resolve frustrating problems.