Computer, Laptops and Smartphones have become an integral part of our life which most of us use almost daily. Maintenance of these computers can be done if we take care in against major four damages, a) environmental, b) network, c) physical, and d) theft:
1. ENVIRONMENTAL CARE: By cleaning computer regularly, we can keep it working properly and avoid expensive repairs. It helps in problems which can incur due to dust and results in heating. We should clean in atleast in 15 days.
2. NETWORK PROTECTION: Virus, Adware & Malware are type of software that is designed to affect our computer in various ways. Virus are distributed to cause certain type of problem in computer, Malware multiplies itself into the system and affects it exponentially. Adware results in unwanted display of advertisements in computer browser and other places. Mostly virus, adware & malware are distributed over the Internet and is often bundled with other software. We should install Antivirus with Total Internet Security and prefer to update it on regular basis to keep our system defended against latest attacks.
3 PHYSICAL DAMAGE: Imagine what would happen if our computer suddenly stopped working.It may be possible to repair our computer, but our files may be lost forever. Luckily, we can prevent this by creating backup copies of all of our files (or just the important ones) on an external hard drive or an online backup service.
4 THEFT OR SPILL: Laptops & Mobiles are more prone towards theft and spilling of liquids. Now a days, lot of insurance companies are offering plan to secure our gadget. We should subscribe for such plans if theft of such gadget will become substantial burden for us.
In general, we feel that computer is one time cost item but truth lies with the fact that it also need maintenance. The annual budget for computer maintenance should be around 5% COST OF ITS ACTUAL COST. For e.g. – if our computer worth Rs 50000 then we need to spend Rs 2500 approximate per year, which should include the cost of activities like purchase of antivirus (Rs 800), installation or repair of software (Rs. 400) and installation or hardware repair (Rs. 1200).