Why do preventative maintenance?

24 Apr

Maybe I should answer this with a story. My first client was a highly respected professor. He bought a new Lexis and drove it 10,000 miles. One day, it wouldn’t start. He had it towed to the dealer. A serviceman called him a few hours later and asked “Sir, when was the last time you changed the oil”? He replied “WHAT”?

Yes, you guessed it. The professor neglected this simple maintenance task. He could have contracted out this task to a local shop that changes car oil. He didn’t and suffered the consequences.

I see the same thing happen with computers and networks. Business owners neglect updates and don’t read logs. When some catastrophe happens, they ask “how could this have been avoided”? They could have checked logs and probably found errors 2-3 weeks before the catastrophe struck.

I have some good news. You can contract out this task to your network manager. He knows where to look for errors and any brewing problems (see for more info)…


Mark Anthony Germanos is the President of Cameron Park Computer Services, a premier Sacramento IT company providing IT services, IT solutions and IT support. Cameron Park Computer Services, at, moves clients to the Cloud. “The Cloud is among the best IT solutions we’ve ever offered,” says Germanos, “I’ve been in the IT service and IT support business since 1992. When you run your business in the Cloud, your data is always available, available from anywhere and the cost is usually less. Does your IT company offer IT services, IT support and CloudU certified staff that can provide today’s IT solutions at affordable prices”? does.


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