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Updating Your IT – Part 2 – Productivity

 

Most of us know how it feels to sit in front of a computer and wait what seems like eons for it to boot up, or to do what we want it to. This is a common symptom of out-of-date IT.

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Recently, it was revealed that Civil Servants in Whitehall waste 3 days a year waiting for their PCs to start up. Unfortunately, though, for most government departments, funding is scarce and getting new machines isn’t at the top of their list, especially when they’re frequently being overcharged for products and services, and even charged for hardware that ends up gathering dust in a cupboard somewhere – but that’s something you shouldn’t have to worry about as private business owner, and at Geek Guru, we do our best to make sure of that. We’ll never sell you something you don’t need, nor will we overcharge you for things we do supply, so you can rest assured that using our services for upgrading will be as cost effective as possible, while maintaining the best possible quality and service.

Faster desktop machines and servers, along with newer software and better networking, often mean less time taken to complete normal everyday tasks, meaning you and your employees can devote less time to waiting for your IT to work and more time to actually being productive. Cutting down the wait time for files to open or save, or the time it takes for applications to open, can really have a dramatic impact on your workflow, especially when it comes to tasks such as emailing or opening webpages.

So what do you need to upgrade? Well, in an ideal world we’d upgrade everything at once, but we realise that sometimes this isn’t possible. In most cases, we will have a look at all of your machines, your network and servers, see what would provide the best performance increase, and advise accordingly. You may not even need to update all of your hardware – a lot of businesses are more limited by their servers than they realise, and simply upgrading the server hardware for your business can be a massive performance and productivity increase. Alternatively, we may recommend you make the switch to cloud computing, which is something we’ll be covering in later blog posts. Even if your company has large databases or custom software, it’s nothing we can’t handle. We’ll help you find the best solution for your company, implement it and then provide the best possible support afterward.

It’s not all in the hardware though. Updating your operating system (for example from Windows XP to Windows 8) or your other software (Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc,) can make a huge difference because of all the optimisations and improvements that are constantly being made by their developers. This is something we can help with too, and again, we’ll take a look at your requirements and come up with a plan to suit you and your needs, rather than selling you something you don’t need.

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If you’re worried or have any questions, or would like to get a quote for upgrading your systems, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us!

Give us a call on 0845 234 0580 or email us at info@geek-guru.co.uk and one of our team will be happy to help.

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