Why Computer Hardware Maintenance is Crucial for Businesses

Our computers are truly a very important part of our lives – we use them each and every day, they help us keep our work and personal lives organized, and we would be pretty much lost without them! Whether you use a PC, laptop, tablet, or all three at different times of the day, keeping your hardware running smoothly and your devices healthy is something you should be thinking about. As an award-winning provider of IT Support London businesses use to maintain their hardware, we know just how important it is and what goes into keeping all of your devices in tip-top shape.

These machines are used to do some pretty crucial tasks – things like paying your bills for example. You will also be using them for entertainment such as streaming videos online, playing games, or just browsing on the internet. You most likely use them for your everyday work tasks too, so they are holding vital information and documents that you rely on to get your work done. You can understand why maintaining your devices is so important. There are many IT Support Companies London residents use to ensure that all of the devices they use for work are, firstly, backed up and that they are also receiving the proper maintenance and security protection to keep them safe. Businesses will partner with IT Support Providers on a contract basis which allows them to take advantage of IT Services such as a 24-hour remote support helpdesk, training on how to use applications on systems for their teams, and complete management of their companies IT Infrastructure.  

As a business, having the right maintenance plan and security essentials in place for your employee equipment and hardware is one of the most important things to take care of. If a laptop or PC were to be attacked by malware due to not having the correct security and anti-virus protection in place, having the kind of Managed IT Services London businesses can depend and rely on to take care of these things is truly an essential must-have for business owners.  Without regular maintenance and updates, you will not be getting the most of your device. Get in touch with your current IT Support Provider and see what they are doing to help keep your devices protected and running smoothly.

Book Review “Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss”

Author(s): Rian Hughes, Imogene Foss
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
Release Date: September 6, 2011

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

When it comes to anything science fiction…sign me up. I have always been a fan of the genre ever since my family used to take me to the Sci-Fi Diner in MGM Studios (now Hollywood Studios) in Walt Disney World. There was always just something about the out-of-this-world design that really drew me in. Chris Foss is known for his work in this area with creating some of our times “coolest” sci-fi art.  The book is a beautiful visual journey through his work. Though it if you are looking for supporting text to provide insight into each piece you will be disappointed.

Foss’s unique and groundbreaking science fiction art dramatically raises the bar in the 70’s-80’s. It is known for its realism and invention mixed with his science fiction twist. The art you will find within this definitive work ranging from his trademark battle-weary spacecraft to his dramatic alien landscapes. If you ever read any science fiction novels in the 70’s-80’s, then you are familiar with his novel artwork for sure. I just love his ideas and his creations. I just would have like more background on each image.

This volume features Foss’ work for books by Isaac Asimov, Doc Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, A. E. van Vogt and Philip K. Dick, and film design for Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick. Titan Books did a great job of releasing a very sweet looking book overall. The images on the pages are so crisp and colorful that it literally draws you to the page. If you are fan of Foss, you will enjoy being able to view many rare and classic images that have never been seen or reprinted before.