Always Turn Business Computers Off Over Night

Always Turn Business Computers Off Over Night


In this article AJR will explain why you should, Always Turn Business Computers Off Over Night. It’s been a long day in the office, and you’re preparing to leave for the day to head off home.  You lock your screen, turn the screen off, stand up and leave your desk but you also leave the PC power running. Numerous individuals do this, particularly when they need to rapidly resume work in the morning. While leaving the system running may spare you a moment or two when you come in the following morning, there are various convincing reasons as to why you ought to be powering down and shutting off your system  – particularly on the off chance that its an entire office loaded with PCs. An exception would be if you are working remotely from home and planning to log in over your VPN connection or through your remote software if you don’t have the wake on LAN feature.

It’s Frugal

Running a solitary PC for a year costs roughly £95, and on the off chance that you leave it powered on during the evening, that cost duplicates. While this isn’t an enormous deal for one PC, an entire organization’s fleet of machines being left on can cost a company a huge cost per year. Regardless of the possibility that you’re a medium-sized business, you can presumably consider better things to spend the money on.

Security Updates

We all hate the dreaded security update that appears in our task bar, those security updates are often what protects us and our business assets from intruders and hackers. In addition, other programs may also need to update and sync and can only do so when the computer is restarted or shut down. Simply download the updates when you see the alert and turn off the computer at the end of the day to keep your computer protected.

Disconnection from the Internet

Turning off your system at night means it does not have an open connection to the Internet. This means if a Trojan or a type of malware infects the server, your computer will be safe as long as it is switched off. This is especially important when the malware is found before you even turn your computer on. A Trojan or malware variant being detected and deleted before your computer even sees the light of day keeps all of the data stored on the computer safe.

Leaving a computer on is not the worst thing to do, but when it comes to saving a few pounds and keeping your system secure, sometimes it’s best to start getting into the habit of hitting that “shut down” button before you retire for the day unless you plan to remote in and work from home like we mentioned earlier.

Andrew Marriott
Owner & Founder at AJR Solutions
I am a technical & creative guy who loves technology. From a very young age, I have had a passion for technology, website / graphic design and photography. I work hard & play harder, I’m driven and full of enthusiasm with a passion to help others. Technology, digital design, web development & creative photography are areas I am really passionate about.

In the past i have worked for a leading IT Solutions & Managed service provider in Rotherham dealing with a range of IT platforms, such as - on site field engineering and remote support, dealing with all types of servers such as Virtual & Physical, Hyper–V, VMware, Windows server 2012 R2, SBS - Small Business Server 2008 2011, SQL, Terminal, Exchange, Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP, IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, RDP, hybrid & cloud, Office 365 and managed security solutions such as Antivirus and Spam filtering.

Prior to this, I worked for Wickersley School & Sports College as the Lead IT & Network Technician and also supporting local primary schools with IT Support and engineering visits & Project Management, while also running my own company AJR Solutions, providing IT & Creative Solutions.

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