Computer Upkeep Recommendations for Remote Workers
The last couple years have given rise to some major trends in the workforce, and one of these is the increase in remote workers. The pandemic caused many companies to utilize remote workers, and many found that this practice was applicable and effective for them long-term. For those working remotely, there are a few important areas to keep an eye on, and one of these is basic computer and tech maintenance.
At PC Laptops, we happily provide desktop and laptop repair services to clients throughout Utah, and we also have seen an increase in repair needs among those who work remotely over the last couple years. What are some of the top recommendations we offer to such clients on how to maintain their machines and avoid the need for major repairs or even replacement of their devices, even while at home and without the assistance of your company's tech support specialists in-person? Here are several basics.
Back Everything Up Regularly
One of the single most important concepts to understand when it comes to computer maintenance for remote users is that computers can break down often, and even if you do everything right, your computer could still experience an issue. To protect yourself from these issues, always be sure to back up all of your important data regularly, whether through cloud storage or by storing copies off-site on a hard drive or other device.
You might be shocked, even in the year 2022, to learn how many people still do not regularly back up their data, and when they experience a catastrophic computer failure, they lose everything. If you work remotely and rely on your computer for your livelihood, this is simply unacceptable - make sure to set aside time each week to ensure that all of your important files are backed up in at least two places.