What’s the worst that could happen?

 

When you are weighing up the possible outcomes of making a choice, it can be a good idea to ask yourself: What’s the worst that could happen?  If you remember the Dr Pepper adverts which posed this very question, the answer often proved to be, well, pretty catastrophic.

What approach does your business take to looking after your computers?

  • Do you manage your IT in-house?
  • Do you use a remote support team? In the modern world, everything can be managed remotely, right?
  • If your business does not have *onsite* IT support, what’s the worst that could happen?

This week during an onsite visit, we discovered a business with a UPS – uninterruptible power supply, basically a battery to keep servers up when the power goes down – which is an excellent thing.  Only problem was, it was sitting in a store cupboard, still plugged in, attached to their old decommissioned server in a cupboard.  Meanwhile their current server was completely unprotected.

At a different site, we found out that a NAS box – a data storage device – had cut out because it was overheating.  It turned out that the box was next to a heater which was pumping out so much heat that it managed to melt the plastic fascia plates.

Remote support is wonderful, but to get the best from your IT you ideally need a visit from your Computer Troubleshooter.

If you have a feeling that you are not getting the most from your computers, it’s time to call in the Computer Troubleshooters.

After all, what’s the worst that could happen if you don’t?