12.27.16 | Revamping Your Systems For 2017
As we come into a new year, it’s time to look back on what went right and reflect on what went wrong. It’s the perfect time period to gather the facts and analyze.
Why? So we may make the next year even better. It’s important to build towards an incline, rather than prepare for a decline. The facts of the past year and the experiences you have endured are the keys to moving forward.
If you’re a business owner in 2016, don’t forget about the systems that are running your business and doing all the hard work for you. Without them, you may truly be on your own.
It’s time to take care of your systems next year, and if they are out of business, it’s also time to revamp and upgrade them.
There’s no time to lose when assessing your systems. Take note of your current operating system, remember, if it’s Vista – you’re already some years behind and running on old software that’s not only going to leave you short from a software point of view, it’s going to leave your computer systems open to failure, or worse. If you’re running Macintosh, be wary of launching a update that spans multiple years as it may be too much for your systems to handle if they are older. Make sure you check that your computers can handle it.
If your computers can’t hold the weight of the latest updates, it’s time to refresh your lineup. Your computers need to be able to run new updates, so they aren’t vulnerable. Old computers might just bring down your business. It’s going to cost, but new computers are going to be a necessity eventually, so it might be time to bite the bullet.
You can also do a lot more with your systems than simply replace them. A company-wide clear out of files can do wonders for the efficiency of the systems. Old files can clog up a computer as bad as dust, and in most cases – large files aren’t even needed anymore. Find out what’s not necessary and erase it, because, in the long run, it’s going to slow you down.
Speaking of storage, cloud storage solutions like Hubstor allow you to backup your files to the cloud, if you can’t erase important files but don’t have the space to hold them, upload them to cloud storage and they can be accessed remotely. Cloud storage can get your workplace connected better than ever before.
Don’t forget your monitors as well. Despite upgrading your actual computers, your monitors may need a good look at. Older monitors can cause eye-strain and harm you or your employees. Get the best option for your staff and reap the benefits.
Assessing the capabilities of your systems and revamping them is key to getting the most out of your computers and if they are working, your business is going to be working. Don’t neglect the foundation of your company or you’ll have a real headache on your hands.
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