You all use a computer at work and you may take it at home and you might even have a pictures of your loved ones on the computer desktop, the computer though is not yours, it’s important to realize that your company owns that computer, they have the right to install patches and updates on a regular basis, by doing so they can make sure your computer and the network run as smoothly as possible.
In our corporate houses, offices its common for IT departments to get complaints about patches being put on computers, it’s the best way for companies to make sure the network and remain computers secure.
Following are 8 steps to help maintain your computer and devices at work.
You can install all updates required by your IT department, If you are not installing updates as required by your IT department can expose your company to viruses and other security risks, some companies even prevent computers from accessing the network if patches are not installed after a set date, also find out whether your IT department wants you to install updates on Microsoft Update, if they do this then make it a habit of checking Microsoft Updates regularly then you will save yourself the hassle of the IT department forcing you to install updates when it’s not convenient for you.
If you want to maintain your pc and devices then make sure that your company have a license for any software you can install on your computer, your company can get sued for having software without a license installed on its computers, if you are installing a program which your friend bought could present some problems, software that you have bought a license for is probably fine but double check the license to make sure that sometimes, software bought for home use cannot be installed at work as well.
You should not install different versions of software, even if you prefer the software you are using at home rather than work then don’t install it on your work computer because you could have incompatibility problems with the software your colleagues are using and with your specific line of business applications, your It department can also not be able to make any required updates or provide technical support.
By let it know when hardware isn’t working, if you are fixing your computer by yourself then it could cause more problems your fixes for example you could make the computer incompatible with the corporate network, you should call a professional person to handle your pc because some computers problems can also help them decide which brand and make of computer to order in the future.
You can maintain your PC by letting know when you need something, you can give the IT department reasonable requests and adequate time for planning can help them respond to your needs, otherwise you may end up with computer software or hardware you didn’t want which can hinder how effective you are at work.
Do not download programs from Internet sites you do not trust, if you are downloading programs that may not be secure, you can put all the computers on the network at risk.
You should avoid suspicious emails, so many viruses introduced though emails that can be disguised as a downloadable file, if you receive an email from an unknown person, contains strange text or otherwise looks suspicious, and if you open it you could potentially cause problems.
To maintain your pc and devices you should use antivirus software which will provide you protection against threats, worms, spyware, malware and Trojans.
There are many popular antivirus software which you can buy online or you can download their free trails, you should scan your computer and devices time to time to check for viruses and it can help to keep maintain your computer performance.