When should you call in the IT pros?
We all think we’ve got a pretty good idea of how computers work these days – after all, we use them more or less all day, every day. To an extent it’s true, and many minor problems can be solved by anyone with access to Google and a vague knowledge of how a computer works. There are some instances, however, when you will need to call a professional computer support company to help out with your IT problems.
Backing up your computer’s hard drive is something you should already be doing on a regular basis – if you aren’t, then start! It means that if your machine becomes irreparably damaged (water damage is probably the worst culprit), you won’t lose valuable documents or priceless pictures you’ve stored on it. Upload them to the cloud for the ultimate in safe storage, or just purchase an external hard drive to keep all of your important info on.
If you need to back up your business’s computers, consider hiring professional help; the data stored on business computers is likely to have more monetary value and data protection issues may be greater, plus a professional IT support service will be able to set up regular backups so you don’t forget!
There are also some simple ways you can declutter your computer without calling in the specialists – a move which will help it to run faster. The easiest and most important way is to delete large files – that means any movies or oversized images or videos you have saved on your computer but probably won’t use. If your machine is still running slowly after that, it’s time to call in the big guns.
Any issues with screens or keyboards are also likely to necessitate professional advice – just make sure you’ve tried dusting the keyboard before you call anyone, it could save you a pretty penny!
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