The following is a list of the top 10 technology mistakes that people make. If you are just a casual home user, some of these may be less important. But in a business, all of these are important.
Instead, develop a relationship with a local information technology company (like Cyber Tek Computer Pros) that can resolve problems faster, minimize future problems, and more.
The older a computer gets, the more likily it is to fail. Cheap computers are often made with low-quality parts and fail sooner and more frequently. If your computers are important to you, especially if you are running a business and downtime costs you money, then we recommend purchasing good quality computers and replacing them every 3-4 years.
By the way, all surge protectors and UPS’s should be replaced every 3-4 years as their circuits wear out over time.
Purchase software only from reputable vendors. Keep product keys, certificates, licenses, etc in a safe place. Why risk getting sued?
Make sure you and your employees are well trained on how to use your software.
Use strong, secret passwords on every computer. Critical data should be password protected as well. Your network should also be protected by a firewall.
Make sure you are backing up your critical data. There are many different types of backups and backup methods. We recommend local image backups on critical systems and remote file backups for critical data. With this system in place, even if a hurricane swept through the city and destroyed your home and business and every computer you had, you won’t loose your critical data.
To avoid this, make sure you have a good, up-to-date anti-virus package. Scan computers daily. Avoid free security programs. Prohibit the use of file-sharing programs. Filter out harmful websites.
To help avoid spyware, make sure you have a good, up-to-date anti-spyware package. Scan computers daily. Avoid free security programs. Prohibit the use of file-sharing programs. Filter out harmful websites.