call us: 082-853-3779

There is a frog in the your pc

Spend a few days this week at a client working on workstations...

The why ...

Client of mine was complaining about the speed of their computers.  It looked like they will have to buy new computers and that is normally an expensive exercise!  We ended up rethinking what each computer did, where was the best place to used that computer and had a look at the hardware in each computer. 

The solution ...

We had three computers each doing something in the office with bits of programs being used on each computer and the discussion started with  "I need to buy a new computer, what do you think I need to buy?"

PC 1 were running a booking system (used by other users as well)

PC 2 (best hardware) was under used  as reception PC

PC 3 were used as accounts PC with finger scanner linked to that

Idee was to buy new PC (budget 8 - 10 000)

What we ended up doing was :

Upgrage PC 2 with extra hard drive & memory & add wireless network cards to all PC's (under R3000)

Moved all booking, account & finger systems to PC 2

Removed old system form PC 1 - which made this faster

Moved PC 3 to reception

And the frog?

Well all these computers are standing on the floor & under desks.  Before installing the wireless network cards we disconnected the computers, took them outside and opened them up and used my trusted blower to get rid of of the dust (and frogs).

final thoughts

  • Before you blow the budget and just added a new computer think what are you using it for and how can all the resources be best used
  • Take your computers for a walk (at least once a year) and give them a cleaning!
comments powered by Disqus

quick chat

Chat using Whatsapp

Blog Headlines

Search Engines 101 Search Engines 101

To understand search engines, you need to know about the crane truck & the Jack Russel ... (Added 11/13/18) Read more

Browser "Not Secure" warnings Browser "Not Secure" warnings

Le me show you how a website looks in Chrome and Firefox with and without https... (Added 10/15/18) Read more

Chrome 68 say your "Not Secure" Chrome 68 say your "Not Secure"

Google is getting serious about  making the internet more secure and with the release of Chrome 68 in July 2018 it will label sites with no SSL certificates as "Not Secure". (Added 5/23/18) Read more

3 Reasons to convert sites to https 3 Reasons to convert sites to https

1.  Search results, 2. Trust, 3.  It is Affordable (Added 1/30/18) Read more

New look FAQ Logo New look FAQ Logo

2018 is here and its time to make a few changes! (Added 12/19/17) Read more