In today’s business world the pressure to cut costs and maximize profits is a constant strain for company owners. These company owners are always looking to find ways to maximize output while protecting the business’s bottom line and this often translates into a close examination of employee practices.
This examination often leads to employee cuts as a method of saving money but in the end this practice rarely solves the real problem. The only thing that comes from this is fewer employees forced to handle an added workload.
When it comes to instituting effective operational practices these companies would be better served to ensure the health of their computer network system. It’s no secret that companies rely heavily on their network in their day-to-day affairs yet many of these companies fail to realize that without the proper attention these networks can cost them not only time but a large amount of money.
These computer network systems are used for everything from internal chats among employees and external communication with customers and clients to maintaining the corporate Web site and filling product and service orders. When these functions are slowed by a sluggish network the results will ultimately be seen in a loss of a company’s profits.
A slow computer network will adversely affect employee productivity as well as translate into a loss of customers and clients. This is because employees will have to wait for the network to complete simple functions and because those tasks take longer the customers and clients look for a company that can accommodate their needs in a more efficient manner.
As time goes on and the problem remains ignored a company can face a much greater problem than just a slowdown. Ultimately a computer network system that is left unprotected will crash, causing the loss of important files and applications that could spell disaster for any company.
So what causes this slowdown? More often than not it can be blamed on a computer disease known as fragmentation. This disease crops up naturally on a computer’s hard drive and will continue to get worse until the right action is taken.
Fragmentation relates to the manner in which the hard drive saves and stores files. This design stores files in a contiguous manner meaning each time a file is saved it is placed directly after the last file saved. The problem with this is when those saved files are recalled and then modified they will no longer fit into the same space of the original so now the hard drive has to split the file and save the additional information in the next available space, this is now a fragmented file.
Because there is no limit to how many times a single file can be fragmented the hard drive can become littered with these deadly files. These files are deadly because they as they are recalled the hard drive is forced to search for all the pieces that comprise that single file. The more pieces a file is fragmented into the longer it will take the hard drive to deliver and before too long the hard drive will become overworked and will crash.
While an unprotected computer network system will crash that doesn’t mean that has to be the outcome. To protect against such an occurrence a company can easily prevent not only the crash but the slowdown that leads up to the crash. This means their computer network system can continuously operate at its optimal speed, thus employees can work efficiently and customers and clients can rely on the company to fill their needs.
The solution lies in defragmentation software that can easily be installed on the hard drive. Once installed defrag will scan the hard drive for fragmented files and quickly repair the damage and join the pieces into a single file. With the files repaired the hard drive can easily deliver the requests of the user and prevent future slowdowns. This is because once defragmentation software is installed it will continually monitor the hard drive and prevent fragmented files from occurring.
By taking this action a company can extend the life of their computer network system, prevent a slowdown in employee output and ensure their customers and clients needs are filled.