A desktop computer is the most basic component in any IT environment. Because of how common they are in both homes and businesses, they are often overlooked and their maintenance considered unimportant. There are numerous Operating System versions, many productivity applications such as the Microsoft Office suite, and proprietary industry-specific applications that must be chosen and configured appropriately to make operations smooth and productive.
There are a number of tasks that need to be performed to make desktop computers work at their optimal performance level and to protect them from corruption, viruses, worms, trojans, and other events. Whether it's with frequent disk defragmentation, firewall and virus protection, or good security practices such as running with a non-administrator account rather than one with full computer access, keeping desktop computers controlled is vital to the operation of any business network.
We can help to get your desktop computers working at their peak efficiency and to enable your employees to use them as tools rather than seeing them as hindrances.
Laptop and netbook type computers are becoming more popular as technology advances. They are now smaller, lighter, and faster than ever before. But with laptop computers come special thinking.
- How do I protect my data?
- What happens if I lose the laptop?
- What if it’s damaged?
All of these questions should be a consideration when thinking of including laptop computers in your business network. Email and files can be centralized to a server, and security can be put in place to prevent access to your data.
Another consideration is that because they are portable, they connect with a lot more potentially dangerous networks than desktops do. For this reason, you have to be especially careful with your laptop to prevent infection.