How to Keep Your Computer Network in Shape

Network cables

Almost all companies today use a computer network to manage the different tasks that need to be done to run the business. Employee attendance and benefits. Checking and sustaining quality assurance. Supplies and equipment usage and inventory. Operations software.

These are all things that need to be regularly monitored and maintained through a business’ computer network. And if this network has issues with speed or accuracy, the adverse effect it will have on the business can be huge.

Performance testing tools are great for managing these things. But there are also some measures that your IT department can handle to make sure it continues to run smoothly between maintenance and testing.

Dust and air it out

Air vents, internal components, and all other nooks and crannies should be regularly dusted. Dust can clog these areas preventing air from flowing and allowing heat to build up, then it overheats. You can use compressed air and a duster to get in those hard-to-reach places, or you can also hire server room cleaners.

Keep the temperature low

Internal fans and processors produce heat. Besides dusting, keeping them in a room with a consistent 60-70 degrees temperature will help those fans bring in cool air and lessen the internal heat.

Keep the area away from human traffic

In an office setting, employees can bring in their coffee cups and water bottles. Those are the things that should be kept away from your network. Processors should have their room in a building to ensure nothing is spilled on it, or no one trips on wires. It’s a win-win situation for the staff and your IT department.

A glitch in the system can cause delays and panic in all departments. Regular maintenance and testing of computer networks should be a standard procedure for the IT department to avoid any issues and because the company depends on it.