301-571-5040    Get SUPPORT

Washington Works Blog

Your Technology May Fail, but You Can Still Succeed

Your Technology May Fail, but You Can Still Succeed

If you’ve been in business for a while, there are devices on your network that see little to no use. Even for the most frugal business, due to the fact that technology eventually winds up being arbitrary thanks to the continued development (and deployment) of more powerful solutions, there will always be situations where you have devices that do nothing but take up space. You can reduce the chances of this happening by finding the right IT for the job the first time, while sparingly implementing only IT solutions that will provide a return on your investment.

If you’re trying to determine whether or not a piece of technology will help your business, you’ll first have to figure out how the technology will affect your product or service. If you think your business can properly utilize the technology to create more opportunities and improve efficiency as a whole, then it’s clear what you must do. On the other hand, if the solution doesn’t offer you obvious benefits, you’ll have to put more thought into whether or not you’ll actually want to implement it. An IT provider or technician can be of great benefit in this regard--especially when you’re facing IT troubles.

We’ll discuss some of the technology that you’ll find in today’s business environment, as well as when you know it might be on its way out.

Server Hard Drives
Your business probably has at least one server unit on-premise which relies on hard disk drives (HDD) in order to accomplish various tasks. These tend to last around three-to-five years, but they will also showcase various signs of failure before it actually strikes. Here are some of them:

  • The drive is making strange noises (clicking, whirring, humming).
  • Repeated crashes and software errors.
  • Repeated disk errors.
  • Strange computer behavior.

Keep in mind that these signs of trouble can also apply to just about any device that utilizes a HDD. Many computers these days have moved in the direction of solid-state drives (SSD) due to the plethora of benefits they provide, but they are constructed in a fundamentally different way. Monitoring them is the best way to ensure they don’t prematurely fail and cause a world of trouble for your organization. Washington Works can help you accomplish this in an easy and affordable way that won’t break your bottom line.

As far as some telltale signs of a failing SSD, here are a couple to think about:

  • Recurring error messages
  • Files that can’t be written or read
  • Frequent crashes during the boot phase

Upgrading your hard drives and solid-state drives periodically can help you ensure minimal damage in the long run, but we always recommend having a quality data backup system in place as well to minimize downtime and the costs associated with it.

Networking Components
Businesses that suffer from networking problems can have significant difficulty keeping operations progressing at a smooth rate. If your employees need access to data or the Internet to do their jobs, they will simply get paid to do nothing in the event of a downtime incident. If you are experiencing issues with staying connected to the resources needed to stay productive, perhaps you need to investigate the issue at the source of the problem--either your router or the service provider.

Of course, it could also just be an internal networking issue, but this isn’t always easy to diagnose. If your business needs assistance with rooting out the cause of networking problems or inconsistencies with your IT infrastructure, Washington Works can help. To learn more, reach out to us at 301-571-5040.

Tech Term: What are All These “-Wares?”
Remote Management Brings Certain Benefits


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, February 18 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Business Computing Cloud Privacy Productivity Malware Hackers Email Software Business Network Security Tech Term Hosted Solutions Internet Computer Data Data Backup Mobile Devices IT Support Ransomware Data Recovery Managed IT Services Google Backup Efficiency User Tips Microsoft Cloud Computing Innovation Small Business Outsourced IT Productivity Hardware IT Services Smartphone Business Management Paperless Office Managed Service Provider Encryption Business Continuity Office 365 Workplace Tips Social Media Collaboration Android Communication Remote Monitoring Managed IT Services Data Management Browser Save Money Windows 10 Smartphones Windows 10 Phishing Employer-Employee Relationship Server Disaster Recovery Bandwidth Holiday Government Scam Unified Threat Management Antivirus Passwords Vulnerability BYOD Document Management IT Management Apps Communications Work/Life Balance BDR Facebook Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity App Upgrade Information Healthcare Infrastructure VoIP Tip of the week Wi-Fi Hosted Solution Vendor Management File Sharing Office Password Applications Money Customer Relationship Management Quick Tips Chromebook Windows Maintenance Network Mobile Device Word Big Data Virtual Reality Automation Risk Management Compliance How To Blockchain Saving Money Chrome Managed Service SaaS Politics Two-factor Authentication Management Training Robot Access Control HIPAA Websites Tech Support Data loss Recovery Mobile Security Meetings Social Hacker Remote Computing Botnet How To Microsoft Office VPN Bring Your Own Device Smart Technology Data Security Remote Monitoring and Management Tablet Automobile Server Management Machine Learning Business Technology Employees Remote Workers Website Virtual Private Network Router Identity Theft Point of Sale Company Culture Telephone Systems Alert Gmail G Suite Health Wireless Regulations IoT Firewall Mobile Device Management Samsung Storage Private Cloud Computer Care Professional Services Physical Security Twitter Taxes Electronic Medical Records Downtime Computing Patch Management MSP Human Error Update Fraud Star Wars Cyberattacks Legislation Chatbots Security Cameras Error Digital Payment Disaster Heating/Cooling USB Consulting IT Consultant Augmented Reality Development Authentication Legal Dark Web Nanotechnology Time Management OneNote Theft Licensing Cameras Unified Communications Favorites Cyber Monday Motherboard Virtual Assistant IBM Networking Proactive Permission Cost Management Enterprise Resource Planning Files Notifications Mouse Identity Printing Staffing Screen Reader Cybercrime Uninterrupted Power Supply Servers Dongle Managed Services Provider IT Solutions SharePoint The Internet of Things Cables Authorization Sports Microsoft Excel Gadgets Budget Network Management Employee-Employer Relationship Virtualization Cooperation Law Enforcement CCTV YouTube Project Management Computer Repair Software as a Service Administrator Test Hotspot Assessment Webcam Managed IT Mobile Read Only Remote Worker Smart Tech Service Level Agreement E-Commerce Upgrades Processors Downloads IT Technicians Education Analytics Wires Search Users IT Support Touchscreen Unified Threat Management Staff Gadget Settings Vulnerabilities Conferencing Distributed Denial of Service Wasting Time Customer Service Google Drive WPA3 RMM Language Internet Exlporer Corporate Profile Outlook Comparison ROI WiFi Connectivity Travel Solid State Drive Statistics Utility Computing Features Multi-Factor Security Mirgation Financial Relocation Cleaning Lenovo Zero-Day Threat Cabling Cortana Black Market User Error Digital Mail Merge Geography Instant Messaging Managed IT Service Modem Supercomputer Spam VoIP Techology Fleet Tracking Operating System Emoji Computing Infrastructure Value WannaCry Shortcut Managing Stress Help Desk Crowdsourcing Specifications Notes GPS Backup and Disaster Recovery Permissions Motion Sickness Hard Disk Drive Bluetooth Electronic Health Records Google Calendar Procurement Firefox Superfish IT Budget Monitoring Printer Wearable Technology Spyware Address High-Speed Internet Finance Break Fix Cookies Avoiding Downtime Asset Tracking Tech Terms Alerts Web Server Monitors Enterprise Content Management Bookmarks Personal Information Black Friday Social Networking PowerPoint Office Tips Tracking Lithium-ion battery CrashOverride Fun Wireless Technology 5G Safety Marketing Emergency Hard Drives Competition IP Address Miscellaneous Printers Mobile Office Domains Regulation Public Speaking Hiring/Firing Presentation