Keep I.T moving
Decreased Equipment Downtime
As compared to the time that it will take to get a system back up after a failure, the time it takes to check your systems regularly is comparably short. Rather than having to find replacement systems after a failure you are able to schedule a time and perform maintenance while not working or while working on something else.
Conservation of Assets
Computer equipment can often be an expensive investment for small businesses. However, the better you care for your equipment the longer it will last. Preventative maintenance prolongs the life of your equipment so you can get more hours out of it. This results in reduced costs and increased profits.
When it comes to maintenance, you often have to perform a cost analysis. The question becomes “Do I want to pay X now to maintain the system, or pay 5X three weeks from now when something crashes?” While it’s true that preventative maintenance does cost time and money, it’s also true that the other option is to have machines or systems unexpectedly break.
Regular downtime and review of systems not only improves performance and the life of hardware, but it can also spot potential safety hazards. Those cords that got damaged? While they might be still working, they’re also a potential spot for electrocution. The cooling fan cords that got damaged? While they might be still working, they’re also a potential spot for electrocution.
Increased Equipment Efficiency
You’ve already seen increases in safety and the lifetime of your hardware. Have you considered your software, though? By taking the regular time to do updates, patches and tests, you can ensure that your software is not only kept up-to-date. By taking the regular time to do updates, patches and tests, you can ensure that your software is not only kept up-to-date , but also that it is working at maximum efficiency.
Keeping up to date also means that things like your firewalls and other security protocols are keeping out potential dangers to your company. These dangers include hackers, viruses and ransomware to name a few. Spending the time to keep all of your software up to date means that you are investing in the safety and reliability of your systems and your company – which in the end is a bonus for you.