There is a sticker on the windshield of my car, reminding me every time I get behind the wheel my car is due for an oil change. The ever present reminder may go ignored, but I always know just how overdue I am to see my neighborhood mechanic for a check-up.
My computer is a different story. I have several packages of Web protection, but I admit I am a little hazy on just when the machine gets attention. It seems I am not alone. More than 80 percent of users do not follow a regular maintenance schedule for their personal computers, according to a survey from Staples Inc.
Staples is best known for selling office supplies, but its EasyTechs unit is also a technology service provider helping the self-employed, small business, and consumers keep technology working at full potential.
In a recent media release, Staples noted a majority of the work performed by their EasyTechs “involves reactive repairs that could have been prevented, saving costs and computer down-time” and that PC owners should consider regular tune-ups and check-ups of their PCs.”
Is your computer or technology in need of a little TLC? How do you keep up with the maintenance on your office equipment? Let me know if you have a system you want to share! Go to www.sbtv.com and click on community to share your ideas.