In order to stay on top, businesses consistently try to find more efficient and practical solutions to create a profitable atmosphere in their workplace. Whether it’s concentrating their efforts in one aspect of the business or implementing new methods of handling financial decisions, every company wants to maximize their profits while maintaining a well organized structure that ensures future success.
Most successful businesses are not willing to repeat actions that have already been proven to fail. It just doesn’t make sense to throw money away when you’re in the business of making money. Yet everyday businesses unknowingly toss aside countless dollars by repeating a mistake that will only compound their problems.
There are few mistakes more damaging to a business than ignoring the health of their computer network system. By turning a blind eye and ignoring how the network operates many businesses will find themselves scratching their heads, wondering why their once efficient office is now home to lengthy delays and wasted hours.
Many people believe that their computer’s performance slows down overnight. It’s as if one day it was operating at peek speed and the next morning the hard drive shifted to neutral. The truth is computers often give several warning signs that something is wrong and that if it’s not fixed it will progressively get worse.
Just like a business wouldn’t ignore an employee’s drop in performance without addressing the issue, the same approach must be made when a computer’s performance begins to lag. The solution to slow computer performance is not in overlooking the problem but in solving the issue the moment it’s noticed.
One of the biggest problems influencing a business’s computer network system today is fragmentation. If we are experiencing lengthy delays in booting up the system, a slowdown in application load time or file retrieval, a sluggish experience browsing the internet or checking and sending emails, chances are the hard drive has too many fragmented files.
Unbeknownst to most, computers will naturally fragment files because that’s the way they’ve been designed. While they’ll keep things in order for a short period of time, there is little flexibility in a computer’s storage ability. Quite simply, if a business hired an employee and they filed things in the manner a computer does it wouldn’t be long before they began looking for a new employee. Computers scatter files throughout the hard drive with little concern for keeping things in order. When we try to pull a file up the hard drive is forced to search for the all the pieces of information that you want, thus the delay.
A computer’s hard drive looks for space when saving a file, there is little regard for whether or not the contents of the file stay together. As an example, when we make additions to an existing file and save that information the computer doesn’t look for enough space to keep that file as one unit of information, it simply fills the original space and then places the additions to the file in another space. This causes fragmentation. For a business, it’s important to remember that their computer network system is handling thousands of files a day and over the course of time this can result in a serious case of fragmentation.
Fortunately, fragmentation doesn’t necessarily signal the end for a computer, but if left untreated it will almost certainly cause the hard drive to crash.
The simple solution, as well as the right solution, to maintaining a computer’s speed and keeping a network system running efficiently is installing defragmentation software. This simple act works to clean the hard drive of fragmented files and pieces together the broken bits of a file and saves it as one piece. Because defrag software continues to work once installed the worries of fragmented files are gone. After installing the defragmentation software a computer’s speed is restored and the wasted hours of waiting for files and emails and applications to load are gone.