Comparing Computers to Cars…
Posted on: 3rd October, 2018
Efficient computers can save your business money…
All businesses are seeking ways to save money, without compromising on the service that they can offer to their clients.
With this in mind, how many businesses consider saving themselves money through investing in the most effective use of their computer systems?
Michael Donkin, Director of ‘Curlew Computers’, takes the novel approach that computers are very similar to cars; both essentially being tin boxes with Windows.
Also, they are both vital business tools which are used every day. You don’t need to know how they work, and you hope neither of them suddenly crashes.
But, most importantly, regular servicing reduces breakdowns of both.
Regular servicing is key…
You have your car serviced regularly in order to avoid unforeseen breakdowns and problems, so why not do the same with your computers? This will reduce downtime, user frustration and, most significantly, costs.
We tend to buy the most expensive car that we can afford, but the cheapest computer that we can get away with. And yet we use our computers much more than our cars, they are even more vital to your business, and the alternatives in the event of a breakdown are limited.
If your car breaks down you could walk, catch a bus, grab a cab, hire a car, get a lift, etc. If your computer breaks down, it’s as if your right arm has been lost!
More efficient computers last longer and work better, saving your employees valuable time – as well as creating less frustration in the workplace.
Invest money to save money…
By investing in your computer systems, you will have a much better functioning workplace; allowing you to realise real savings through the additional efficiency and reduced stress.
This does not simply mean replacing all of your computers for new ones. This, in itself, is disruptive and can be annoying to staff who lose all of their own customisations. The capital cost can be considerable, and the “hidden” savings may not be worthwhile
Curlew Computers believes that businesses can save money by keeping their existing computers for longer, simply by having them serviced regularly.
Servicing includes ensuring systems are secure by adding Microsoft patches, which also aids their efficiency. Checking and tweaking anti-virus and anti-spam systems to provide the best possible protection; and ironing out small glitches that users have become used to living with, thus saving staff time.
During the servicing of computers ‘Event Logs’ are scrutinised. It is these logs that often highlight issues before they become serious and allows proactive maintenance, before the sudden crash which is often the first sign of computer trouble. It is that sudden downtime which we are trying to avoid, as it adds to the costs of running your company.
Such servicing only takes a few minutes per month for each computer but can extend their useful life considerably.
Free, no-obligation audit of your computers…
Curlew Computers are based between Morpeth and Alnwick and we work with businesses in Northumberland who have between 1 and 25 computers.
Call us and ask about having a free, no-obligation audit of your existing computer systems, with a written report. This highlights the good as well as the not so good points of your current computers; and what you could cost-effectively do to improve things.
Call: 01670 432 324 or 0759 666 4626
Keeping IT Simple!
Curlew Computers – based between Alnwick and Morpeth – offer computer support services to businesses, schools, charities and home users throughout Northumberland.
Computer Support Contracts; Secure Online Data Backup; Domain Name Hosting; Office 365 Solutions.
© Michael Donkin 2018