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COMPUTER PROBLEMS: Do-It-Yourself vs. Hiring Professionals


Just like any issue around a home or business, there is a wide range of degrees of seriousness with which you can respond. From ignoring it to calling in emergency services, it is sometimes difficult to identify the severity of a problem. Thankfully, when it comes to computer problems, Keeran Networks is here to offer some friendly advice. Keep reading for our assessment on the advantages and disadvantages of doing it yourself versus calling in the pros.


Backing up your important data regularly is the single most important thing you can do to prepare for the unexpected. Data loss is most people’s worst-case scenario when faced with computer problems, so avoid that worry altogether with a reliable backup routine. If you are worried about photos, music and a few documents — it is extremely easy to backup this data on your own. In fact, many computers and external hard drives come with their own backup software to simplify it for the user. If you run a business or operate a server for multiple large-scale users, it may be wise to invest in the services of a professional, such as the techs here at Keeran Networks.


Another common problem with personal computers and commercial servers alike is the widespread proliferation of unnecessary software. These programs come in all shapes and sizes: malware, bloatware, bots and many others. The one thing they all have in common is that they take up as much computing power or bandwidth as they can. If you are picking through the settings of your laptop or desktop, it may not be too hard to identify the malicious software and uninstall it. If you use or manage a network, hire a professional with the latest knowledge of possible security breaches.


Computer glitches, stalls and other common problems often share a common solution: restarting. Once the virtual memory is cleared, everything from smartphones to industrial server farms can often navigate or avoid the problem that previously brought it to a halt. Failing that, uninstalling and reinstalling your device’s operating system is another common way to completely erase the digital dominoes that toppled your productivity. These actions are usually easy to undertake as a single user, but the more complex your system is — the more it may benefit from the attention of an IT professional.

Related blog: Get Efficient Results Using Managed IT Services 

The most common argument to solving a computer problem yourself is to save money or avoid long periods of downtime. Keeran Networks not only offers competitive rates, we pride ourselves on our speed of service as well as customer satisfaction. Depending on the scale of your issue, consider just how much your own time, energy and peace of mind is worth before doing it on your own. Questions? Concerns? Contact us today!

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