Well that’s Easter over with. On a personal level you may be left with an Easter hangover of over-indulging but on a business level? It’s a funny time of year, as staff make the most of the bank holidays and have extended breaks. Everything seems to slow down a bit, so what better time than to have a good old spring clean! But we’re not talking about hoovering the office and flicking a duster about – no, we are talking technology here.
It’s a great time of year to give your IT a health check and also to take stock of what you have and what you are using. Maybe you could consolidate your equipment and ditch that old ‘spare’ pc which still has Windows XP on it and serves as no other purpose than a dust collector. Giving your PC’s a health check is a quick and simple process with massive gains. You can free up quite a bit of disk space, improve system performance and help prolong the life of your equipment.
It would also be a good idea to have an audit of what you have and plan for the year ahead. Any ageing PC’s you may have could be replaced during the year, and building that into your budget and yearly plan would help you implement this. Be ruthless – still have some Windows XP or Vista machines? You really shouldn’t! Still using Microsoft Office 2007? It needs to go by 2017.
If you need any help or guidance on how to do this please get in touch, we would be glad to help in any way we can – give us a call on 01249 470 070