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5 Things Your Computer NEEDS You To Do

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:25:00 AM Categories: Technology

You’ve been living under a rock for the last decade if you don't know that technology has become incredibly important for your business. If you perform these tasks regularly (at least once a week) then you will see little downtime and no lost data when it does happen.

Premium Endpoint Protection 
With all of the nasty viruses and ransomware out there, free antivirus simply doesn’t cut it. You need an Endpoint Protection application that has more than just antivirus. A great Endpoint Protection suite should have antivirus, website content filtering, and a firewall.

Microsoft Updates
Microsoft releases updates every week for Windows, Office, Skype, and other Microsoft products. Your computer needs these updates to stay protected from security exploits that are found every day by hackers, both good and bad.

3rd Party Updates
Microsoft isn’t the only company that releases frequent updates. Plenty of third party programs are exploited and need security patches to keep you safe. Applications like Java, Flash, Acrobat, and Silverlight have been exploited often, so keep them up-to-date.

Hardware Checks
You can’t just stop at the software on your computer. You need to pay attention to the hardware, listening for new sounds and checking the health levels of your components. Hard drives have a feature called S.M.A.R.T. that tells you if the drive is going to fail soon, which is a great way to know you need to replace it before it actually breaks!

Backup Your Data
Even with being proactive and using Premium Endpoint Protection, installing all of your important updates and security patches, and monitoring your hardware; things can go wrong. From accidents to acts of nature, things can and will happen and you may lose something important. Prevent that from being a detrimental experience by keeping backups of your data.

We Can Do It For You!
Spending 1-2 hours a week on these tasks is detrimental to your already busy life. For only $20 a month we will take care of all the aforementioned tasks on your computer, letting you spend your time on more important tasks–no contract! Just give us a call at (330) 247-2471 to sign up today.

ITworks provides backup solutions for companies of all sizes.
Steven Taylor CEO, ITworks
(330) 247-2471