Computers are essential for any business and they’re a great tool that can help improve business efficiency. But any problems with your computers will have the opposite effect and your business will be running at a snail’s pace. It’s important that you’re updating all of your computers at least once every 5 years or so because they’ll become obsolete. But even before that, your computers will start to slow down and that makes life difficult for your employees. The good news is, there are some simple things that you can do to speed them up again.
Keep Software Updated
All of the software on your computer needs updates from time to time if it’s going to work smoothly, especially your operating system. Most people ignore the notifications that pop up telling you that it’s time for an update because they don’t want to interrupt your work but you need to do them. If you don’t, your computers will start slowing down and nobody will get any work done anyway. Do any updates as soon as they come up and your computers will be a lot quicker.
Clear The Cache
Whenever you use apps or browse the internet on your computer, it saves a lot of information about your usage. Those files end up in the cache. For example, when you look at a product online and then you see adverts for it popping up afterwards, that’s because details of that search are in your cache. Over time, all of those files take up a lot of space on the computer and slow it right down. You can free up some space and speed the computer up if you delete the cache regularly. If you’re not sure how to clear cache on your Mac or PC, just find a quick guide online. It only takes a few moments to do but it’ll speed up your computer no end.
Check For Viruses
If your computer suddenly slows right down out of nowhere, you might have a virus on the computer. It’s important that you’re using good virus protection software and you’re updating it regularly. You also need to run a full scan on the computer on a regular basis. At least once a week if you want to be safe. It’s also important that you take precautions to protect yourself from viruses in the first place. That means being careful about what websites people are accessing at work and making sure that nobody is opening any suspicious looking email attachments.
Get Rid Of Unwanted Programs
Clogging up your computer with all sorts of different programs is the easiest way to slow it down so you need to make sure that you only keep software that you’re actually using. If you switch software and download a new program, delete the old one right away so it’s not taking up space. It’s also worth looking at what programs are installed when you first get new computers because they often come preloaded with stuff that you don’t need. Clear all of that stuff off right away and install the stuff that you actually use.
Computers are there to tidy up the business and make things easier, but if they’re running slowly, they’re just making things more difficult for you.
MR LEE FRASER