Time-saving tips and tricks for savvy businesses
Wouldn’t you rather spend your time with a client rather than time fixing your computer? Business owners are always telling me ‘there’s not enough hours in the day!’ Here are my top tips to get your office and home computer systems running smoothly and more efficiently, saving you time and money in the long run.
- Get savvy with an SSD
Say what?! Let me explain. An SSD is a smaller but faster kind of hard drive. For about $200, these nifty little gadgets will save your office and admin staff about half an hour a day waiting for (pages to load and documents to open) (we actually tested this, and it’s true!). Most SSDs last 5 years or more, so if you do the maths on hourly rates versus a small cost outlay, you’ll be saving money in no time. Plus, the added bonus of not having to deal with frustrated staff!
- Buy a second screen
Are you often printing out documents so you can check them while you’re looking at something else on the computer? Most computers will support a second screen, and will save a load of time from switching back and forth. With so many small screens in our lives these days, you’ll be surprised how much you’ll love a BIG screen to work on.
- Go faster
If most of your documents are online or in the cloud, how fast you retrieve that info depends on how fast your internet is. Pretty simple! NBN can be frustrating to change over, so talk to someone who’s had a bit of experience with it.
- Always get regular services/computer checks
You know when your…..computer….starts….running…..really…..slowly?! If this has happened to you, it can be an indication that something has gone wrong. Think of your computer system like a beloved sports car – always keep it well maintained and in top nick. There’s nothing like an early morning crash to get you thinking about that last time you serviced your comp.
Still looking for more tips? The Preferred Nerd offers an individual service, tailored to suit every businesses needs and wants. There could be a lot more that I can help you with. Drop me a line, flick me a text or Facebook message or use the contact page on this website – I like nothing more than solving other people’s IT problems.