I’m sure that many of you will have the same experience we have with our clients when they tell us that they fail to see the value in regular maintenance of their computers. More specifically most clients in the small business space think that if the computer is running fine then why should they touch it? Typically it’s these same clients that will have their cars (normally a BMW or an Audi or a Mercedes) serviced routinely just to ensure it’s running in peak condition – I mean they would not want their precious car to breakdown now would they?
Why then is it so hard to sell the client on the benefits of regular server maintenance? Maybe the photo below can help you convince your customers that their server needs maintenance. This is from one a customer we picked up recently. Yes that is DUST that has accumulated inside the server over a period of years.
What’s wrong with this picture?
Servers and carpet floors do not mix – even raising it a few inches from the floor could have helped. Preferably having it sitting on top of a desk would be better than direct on the floor.