How do I Keep my costs down?
Though not what many like to hear, the best
way to keep your costs down is to have it setup correctly,
maintained occasionally, break a few bad habits and learn a
few good habits. It's not very difficult, but often people
don't realize this is what's needed until after they have
My most requested service is a quarterly
checkup, where I come out every 3 months to do a variety of
at a reduced hourly cost. This allows me to know of problems
before or soon after they happen, as well as keeping
the computers running smooth and the people happy. This is
also my recommendation for anyone who needs their computers
and networks working around the clock, has employees who aren't
as savvy, or has data that needs backed up and maintained.
• Know your hardware, your software, and everyone's general aptitude of
the PCs and technology they use, or
•Keep all important information close
at hand and have an offsite version as well. ISP numbers, IP
addresses, Diagrams, Emergency services, etc.
• Know when to buy at local stores, and when to buy online.
• Prevent it from breaking – the more “bells and
whistles”, the more can go wrong.
• Have a backup plan – data and manpower. Keep data
offsite, and a good technician on the rolodex.