Updating Your Computer Hardware & Computer Software Installation

Updating Your Computer Hardware & Computer Software Installation


In this video, we’re going to talk about updating
your computers, updating your IT from a hardware perspective, from a software perspective,
from Operating System perspective, we’re going to cover it all in this video. Good day Dan, how are you? Good, thanks Tim. So you’ve been in the IT Services world from
quite some time, how many years have you been doing this, for quite a few? It’s about 25 years and still counting. Alright. So you’ve probably seen an update or two over
time. Let’s start with software. What are the sorts of software updates that
are happening in an on-going way, whether it’s to Operating Systems or to software packages
that people should be aware of? So every computer that’s connected to the
internet would generally be doing updates and mostly updates come through at the Operating
Systems. This is the Windows 10 or the Mac OS level,
that needs to be updated and fairly regularly as well. So we update computers to make sure that they
run effectively, they don’t crash as often. But also for security reasons as well. So if there might have been a security vulnerability
in Windows 10, Microsoft might have only learnt about that two or three years after it was
released and then now they release a patch for it. So it needs to be updated for security reasons
as well. Is there anything you need to do to get those
updates or do they happen on automatic pilot in some way? So generally, many services providers such
as us will manage the updates, and enable those to be installed on the computer in such
a way that it doesn’t disrupt the users. So, generally that can be installed at 2 o’clock
in the morning, when you turn the computer on in the morning. They can be installed at lunch time, or something
like that. We tend to install updates at the time that
doesn’t disrupt the users but it all happens automatically in the background. So when you talk about disruption, I think
that’s a good keyword here. For people who don’t have an IT Services company
managing this, and who are just, I guess allowing the automatic updates come through, are there
any issues that arise, because I feel like maybe there are. Look, sometimes if they don’t have that a
managed services provider managing their environment, they might get updates come through which
actually cause disruption. And we see it occasionally, maybe a Windows
10 update has caused the system to slow down or even stop and cause an outage for the users. So we tend to say to people that it does pay
to have a managed service provider checking those updates, making sure they’re going to
be applied properly and again apply them in such a way that it doesn’t disrupt the users. Alright, good. Let’s talk about hardware upgrades. We’ve spoken about this before that there’s
sort of a life, saying that again.. We’ve spoken about this before that there’s
sort of a life cycle to hardware upgrades but can you take me through when it comes
to hardware and computers. What should people be looking to do when updating
their computers over time? Yes, there is a life cycle that occurs with
computers and generally, the computer hardware needs to be upgraded as the software keeps
on being installed on the machine. So, when your machine is downloading all the
updates, and all the patches, over time as it’s downloading that it will tend to slow
down. So you need to be upgrading your hardware
probably every 3 to 4 years just to make sure that you’re getting good productivity out
of your machines. Sounds good. Terrific. For those of you who’d like to find out more,
perhaps to get in touch with SaberVox to sign-up please find us online at sabervox.com.au


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