Avoid the 5 Biggest Computer Problems

by | Managed Services

Want to avoid the 5 biggest computer problems most business owners experience? These are the most common and expensive issues that erode your and your staff’s resources and efficiency and leaks money away from your business’s profit.

Have an automated off-site back-up system in place. Having an off-site back-up of your data will be the equivalent of wearing a seatbelt in a major accident. You don’t think much about it until you need it, and then, you will thank your lucky stars you had it in place.

Centralize your data on your server. Depending on your business needs, your server can be in your office or hosted in the cloud. A server will not only speed up your network, but it will also make backups easier, allow secure remote access to allow you and your employees to work from home or on the road, and make it much easier to share documents, databases, and printers.

Keep your anti-virus software up-to-date, and perform weekly spyware scans. Spyware can cause a host of problems that include slowing down your systems, popup ads, and even identity theft.

Create an acceptable use policy and enforce it! One of the biggest threats to your network are your employees! Although that sounds harsh, it is true. Employees can accidentally introduce viruses and spyware through innocent activities online such as checking their Gmail account, downloading photos, or visiting phishing websites set up by online criminals. There are several great programs available for monitoring employee activity online. If you would like a recommendation for your specific situation, call our office.

Perform regular maintenance. Just like your car, a computer network needs regular maintenance. This includes monitoring of critical components, performance, security patches, and your back-up system. Regular maintenance can dramatically improve the speed and reliability of your network, as well as the security of your data. If you cannot afford to lose data or be down for days, you must perform regular maintenance on your network!

Pearl Solutions Group can help you avoid the 5 biggest computer problems through one of our managed IT services packages. Our Basic service tier covers these 5 critical practices as well as providing basic IT support and a professional resource your users can call for assistance.

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