There is little debate that the speed by which a company’s computer system transfers information can define its business potential. For companies that rely heavily on their computer infrastructure to maintain daily operations there are several factors that must be addressed to ensure their computers run at optimal speed.
When we come across slow computer performance in the workplace it’s important to look at the bigger picture and recognize how it could affect our bottom line; not only in the office but in concern to potential customers as well.
While there may have been a time when people were willing to wait for a computer to boot-up or a page to load those days have past. Now it’s all about getting what you want in the quickest manner possible and if you can’t produce then you get left behind.
It’s that same mentality that drives internet business. As a company, if you’re relying on a slow infrastructure to provide potential customers with your goods and services chances are they will search elsewhere. It’s not about price but convenience.
A company must stay on top of their computer’s performance to ensure they satisfy their customers. Companies no longer rely on fielding phone calls from consumers to fill orders based off a catalog selection. Websites have taken over the catalog business and the speed by which you can deliver your pages plays an integral role in producing sales.
Nothing will doom your business faster than a slow computer network.
For most cases that slow computer problem is a result of fragmentation. While a slow down in computer speed is natural over time if fragmentation is left untreated it will grind your system to a halt. Each time you modify, delete or save files to your hard disk your computer is at risk of fragmentation.
In basic terms your files are stored in spaces inside a block. Those blocks are neatly organized for awhile but when a file is modified and then resaved it can no longer occupy the same space that it once fit in. Our computer must search for another block to store the modifications in and thus our file becomes fragmented. When we go to retrieve that file at a later time it takes our computer time to piece together the file and then deliver it to our screen.
Now imagine that file is experiencing change on a consistent basis as happens for companies that provide products and services over the internet. Failure to keep those files together could cause a slowdown of catastrophic consequence to a business. Keeping your customers waiting for a page to load is a sure fire way of losing your customers.
As with most cases, your computer speed problem can be met with an uncomplicated solution. Defragmentation software essentially repairs your hard drive and works to piece together fragmented files and keep them unified. To ensure that these files remain pieced together even if future modifications are made Defrag software creates larger blocks in which they are saved. This eliminates your computer’s need to cut up a file and save it in various blocks on your hard disk.
Companies and businesses who are experiencing sluggish web browsing or delays in application load time and accessing files may want to implement a course of action that includes defragmentation software to combat their slow computer performance.