The Key to Optimizing your Business Productivity
When a PC stops working the way
it should, most businesses call their local computer repair service.
The technician dispatched to resolve the problem is usually only given
enough time to address the current failure and get the machine running
again so employees can resume work. Sound familiar? You track your expenses
for this kind of service, but does that tell the whole story?
DO REPAIR COSTS REFLECT THE "REAL" COST OF DOWNTIME? NO! Companies must also calculate the obscure cost of lost production.
Experts believe that a high percentage of computer problems and outages reported
during normal business usage "could be prevented by identifying the
cause of degradation in performance and by performing preventive maintenance".
Most small business managers don't have the trained staff or resources
to perform necessary PC maintenance tasks in-house and don't want their
business disrupted during the day.
The expense of paying outsourcing services to perform this service after
hours is usually prohibitive. Why? Because typical computer service
companies operate during the same business hours as you.
old adage: "An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure".
OF THE PROBLEM 1. Routine maintenance is not
considered a high enough priority. 2. Small to medium sized businesses
do not have the time or manpower to develop and maintain accurate records
of software installations and licensing
for protection from intrinsic liabilities. 3. There is a lack of understanding in
the business community of the possibility of loss of performance and
the inherent dangers of attack by intruders made possible when employees
download and install programs from the Internet.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
The PC Guide (http://www.PCGuide.com)
"Preventive maintenance is one of the most ignored aspects of PC
ownership. Most people seem to think that the PC doesn't need preventive
maintenance, and so you should just use it until it breaks, and then
repair or replace it. These people generally find themselves repairing
or replacing much sooner than those that take definite steps to avoid
difficulties in the first place."
YES! NOW THERE IS.
Recently, the technology coordinator for one of my clients made a bold
suggestion: "If I give you a key to the building, would you be
willing to come in after hours and do whatever it takes to keep these
darn things up and running the way they are supposed to?"
Thus, the idea for
PC HOUSEKEEPING was born.
is a prevention-oriented service that incorporates a two-fold plan to
help optimize your technology investment, without disrupting your day-time
IS A UNIQUE SERVICE: 1. During the first appointment each authorized machine will
be inspected and a benchmark inventory of hardware and software settings
obtained. A written report will be submitted outlining the present condition
of each machine including recommendations for improving the performance
and security of your enterprise. 2. Service performed on a Quarterly basis or as often
as required: A. Vacuum the CPU chamber B. Perform disk maintenance
routines C. Perform diagnostic tests of
hardware components D. Monitor software alterations
& remove unauthorized software
upon request of management. E. Submit a comprehensive report
of settings and modifications found
BOTTOM LINE PC HOUSEKEEPING
$ 60.00 / machine for the Initial visit
$ 40.00 / machine each quarterly visit