#1 Unplug all cords connecting your computer to the wall before the thunderstorm begins. Unplugging before the thunderstorm is ideal, but it may be the case that you are not near your computer when the storm is threatening. Fear not, there are other preventative measures. #2 Use a surge protector. This is not to be confused with a power strip. A surge protector will look like a bulky power strip. When your home receives a power spike, the surge protector blocks the spike and
What quality level should we purchase? Selecting basic networking equipment can be difficult when faced with so many options and ranges of products. Over the years, we have become accustomed to seeing retail and home quality level equipment running small business systems. The equipment is cheap and readily available at local retail stores like Staples and Best Buy. Even more appealing; it sets up easily and looks like a great way to save money. So what happens a year or two l
“When it fails” is a typical answer that will leave you in a tight spot and put you at risk of data loss and a crippling interruption of your business due to rushed decision making. Starting to considering a new server at 4 years is smart as a reasonable server life is 3-5 years. Please note a range like that depends on growth, usage and so many variables. Servers that retire later than 5 years however show an increase in mechanical failures like fans and hard drives. The cos
We have received many calls and emails about someone’s computer being slow. And a majority of the user doesn’t understand what’s going on to make their computer slow. There’s a multitude number of reasons a computer could be reacting slowly. Here’s a brief list of the most common reasons for a slow computer. 1. There are too many things running on your computer Running multiple programs, such as Spotify, Skype and AutoCAD, at the same time can cause your computer to run slow.