Hardware Repairs & Maintenance
There are two mindsets in the world when it comes to maintenance, reactive and preventative.
Reactive maintenance goes with the idea of "If it isn't broken, why fix it?" While this can save money in the short term, in the long run it can end
up costing considerably more - especially for a small business.
Preventative maintenance, on the other hand, is doing regular upkeep to technology and systems.
This includes updates, patches, security, verifying backup data, scans.
Reasons why you should invest the time and effort in preventative maintenance:
Decreased Equipment Downtime
When you take time to care for your systems and check over all hardware
regularly, you find that the time required to do those 'checkups' is
considerably less than if you worked a system to the failure point.
Rather than having to find a replacement and integrate that system, you
are able to spend a scheduled amount of time working on something else.
It helps you avoid unspecified amounts of work and costly crashes.
Conservation of Assets
Computer equipment can often be an expensive investment for small businesses.
However, the better you care for your equipment, the longer it will
last. Preventative maintenance prolongs the life of your equipment so
you can get more hours out of it. This results in reduced costs and
When it comes to maintenance, you often have to perform a cost analysis. The question
becomes "Do I want to pay X now to maintain the system, or pay 5X three
weeks from now when something crashes?" While it's true that
preventative maintenance does cost time and money, it's also true that
the other option is to have machines or systems unexpectedly break.
Furthermore, these breaks always seem to be at the worst possible time.
Accidents happen in the workplace - mice chewing on cables, a dropped box, a
coffee cup too close to an outlet. The list can go on and on. Regular
downtime and review of systems not only improves performance and the
life of hardware, but it can also spot potential safety hazards. Those
cords that got damaged? While they might be still working, they're also a
potential spot for electrocution. The cooling fan that got blocked by a
recent move around the office could easily cause a fire within the
case. These are just a few examples of many things that could occur and
can be overcome by regular inspections.
Increased Equipment Efficiency
You've already seen increases in safety and the lifetime of your hardware.
Have you considered your software, though? By taking the regular time to
do updates, patches and tests, you can ensure that your software is not
only kept up-to-date, but also that it is working at maximum
Keeping up to date also means that things like your firewalls and other security protocols
are keeping out potential dangers to your company. These dangers include
hackers, viruses and ransomware to name a few. Spending the time to
keep all of your software up to date means that you are investing in the
safety and reliability of your systems and your company - which in the
end is a bonus for you.
If all of these sound like benefits you'd like your small business to enjoy, we can help.
At Comaks Technologies,we offer "Tech Up-To-Date",
a monthly preventative maintenance package for your hardware and
software. Don't wait until your technology systems are failing