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How to Keep Your Workstations Working Reliably
Taking care of your business technology can be exhausting, especially if you don’t have dedicated IT staff to ensure that it happens on a regular basis. Thankfully, with managed services, it’s easier than ever to make sure that your desktop solutions are kept up-to-date and ready for whatever comes their way. Here are three tips you can use to stay on top of desktop maintenance and management for your business.
Keep Things Clean and Tidy
At the end of the day, your desktop solutions are much more than just tools to help you get your job done; they are complex pieces of machinery that have many moving parts, especially on the inside. As such, you want to make sure that you take the time to properly maintain your desktop both internally and externally. Keep your desktop as clean as possible by removing unwanted dust accumulation around key ports, including fans and other internal components. You can use cans of compressed air to safely remove excess dust.
Furthermore, you will want to make sure that peripherals like keyboards and mice are kept clean and tidy; that means no crumbs getting caught in-between the keys or spilling drinks on your keyboard. In general, you should refrain from eating at the computer. In other words… take your lunch break away from your desk.
Deploy Patches and Security Updates
Your computer is chock-full of software and security solutions that keep it working as intended, so you need to do your part to make sure that they are maintained as well. This means applying patches and updates as they are released to ensure that they maintain both their functionality and security. Patches and updates can be applied remotely in most cases, so this process can happen without an on-site visit. In fact, most desktop maintenance can be performed without an on-site visit, making it much easier to get the help you need, when you need it!
Regularly Address Your Applications
Your desktops can become littered with unused applications, and sometimes you’ll likely have programs that you only needed to use once. To aid in this, consider a monitoring solution that helps you track how often your applications are used. This helps to cut down on unnecessary applications, and the less complicated your infrastructure is, the better and easier to maintain it is. It’s also worth noting an application that isn’t being used or updated could be a potential security threat.
Let Ferrum Technology Services Help
With our trusted technicians on your side, you’ll never have to worry about desktop maintenance and management again. We can assist you with cleaning and taking care of your business technology solutions, both inside and out. To learn more, reach out to us at 847-697-3282.