Just in case you missed Tech Talk presented by SumnerOne this past Friday, we're back with a recap of events and the full-length video. Our IT expert, Chadd Haselhorst joined Guy Phillips and Julie Buck again on The Big 550 KTRS to talk about the importance of cleaning your computer.
While we may not have meant physically cleaning the exterior of your computer, Chadd spoke to the importance of that too! We wanted to share why it is important to clean the interior of your computer to improve its overall health.
Chadd explained that the average business computer, when taken care of, can last an employee around three years. A home computer, however, can last anywhere from 5-6 years. The reason for the difference is that business computers undergo heavier use than home computers. So what steps can you take to clean up your computer in order to get the maximum out of its life expectancy?
Tips for Cleaning your Computer
- Defragment your hard drive.
- Run a disk clean-up on your computer on a regular basis.
- Clear your cookies on your online browsers.
- Do your research before using any software, some are out there to harm your computer.
- Condense your files, it's just easier to be organized.
Tech Talk Suggestions
- Treesize - This website will help you to compile a list of files on your computer and tell you exactly how much space they are taking up. There is even a free home version of this!
- Adaware - This website will help to remove 3rd party cookies. While these cookies may not necessarily have malicious intent, it's still good to do a general clean-up regularly.
We hope that you found these tips to be helpful. Remember to tune in this week on Friday afternoon at 4:20 to hear our next Tech Talk segment! Our topic this week will be about cyber security risks and how to protect yourself. Be sure to tune in to KTRS (550AM) or catch us online.
For more information about SumnerOne and the different services and solutions we have to offer, contact us! We're ready to do our part in helping you and your business to be more efficient than ever before.
Originally published May 2, 2018, updated February 11, 2019