If I had a nickel for every time I heard, "My computer is slow", I could be writing this blog from a beach in the Caribbean. Slow is one of those ambiguous terms that really has no reference point. It is mostly based on perception. I'd like to dispel a couple of notions and give you some ideas on things you can do when your machine is really slowing down.
It's 30 minutes before the time to head home for the weekend and the calls start coming to your desk. "E-mail is down", says one caller. "I can't get online to check my flight status!", says another caller. "The accounting backups don't seem to be working.", comes from yet another caller. You're the only IT guy onsite and there goes your evening plans. Have you been there? I have. Any one of these issues can cause you instant stress, but what happens if you get multiple issues simultaneously?