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Your Business IT and the Need for Speed

Posted on 2021-02-18 13:50:35

 

Does the speed of your computers slow down your business?

Before dismissing that thought, remember that slow computers tend to creep up on people.

They slow down through a gradual reduction in speed instead of a sudden whack, which makes it tricky to spot the problem.

So why do computers get slower with time?

There are three main reasons for computers slowing down.

Memory: The memory requirements for computers increase over time. It wasn’t so long ago that 4GB of memory was considered more than enough for most people.

These days, even if you don’t run much more than your operating system and a web browser, you’d find that 4GB just isn’t enough.

Bloat: Having a build-up of too many programs that run in the background, can also slow down computers.

As part of the service, we actively watch for and remove many kinds of bloatware for our managed clients.

Storage: If the storage space on your hard drives is getting close to capacity, you will soon run into problems. Operating systems rely on temporary hard drive space to keep running.

You'll also find that switching from old style spinning drives to modern SSD storage (storage with no moving parts) will make your computers start and run much faster.