Does the speed of your IT hardware slow down your business? Before dismissing that thought, remember that slow computers tend to creep up on people. They slow down through a gradual reduction in speed instead of a sudden whack. Which makes it tricky to spot the problem.

So why do computers get slower with time?

There are three main reasons for computers slowing down:

Memory: The memory requirements for computers increase over time. It wasn’t so long ago that 4GB of memory was considered more than enough for most people. These days, even if you don’t run much more than your operating system and a web browser, you’d find that 4GB just isn’t enough.

Bloat: Having a build-up of too many programs that run in the background, can also slow down computers. If your IT support team hasn’t been proactive in keeping an eye on this, it may be time to look for a different partner.

Storage: If the storage space on your hard drives is getting close to capacity, you will soon run into problems. Operating systems rely on temporary hard drive space to keep running. You’ll also find that switching from old style spinning drives to modern SSD storage (storage with no moving parts) will make your computers start and run much faster.

If you have slow computers and you’re not happy with the level of service from your current IT support provider, contact us and we will gladly assist you.

Have any tips on what slows your computers down? Leave a comment below, you may just help someone out!

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