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Why is IT Maintenance Vital?

Do you want to keep your IT system in good health?

Like most things, keeping your IT system in good repair helps keep it working efficiently for far longer. This involves maintaining everything – including the physical hardware, the system files, the data, and the applications and programs.

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The physical hardware – the PC, laptop, monitor and server.

Desktop, tower PCs and servers tend to attract dust. Even a thin layer of dust can cause the devices’ components to heat up, meaning they have to work harder. This shortens their lifespan.

It is relatively easy to remove the dust by removing the casing surrounding the components; a blast of compressed air will remove excess dust. Compressed air for this purpose is readily available in cans.

Laptop users also can affect how their devices work. Placing laptops on soft surfaces, such as cushions, chair arms or beds obstructs the ventilation outlets. Again this causes overheating, which has a detrimental effect.

Running laptops mainly off mains power (as a large percentage of users do) severely curtails battery life expectancy, so it’s a good idea to regularly run them from the battery.

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