[section is_fullwidth=”” addcontainer=”container” margin=”” nopadding=”” grey=”” background_image=”” video=”” background_color=”” class=”” auto_generated=”” first_in_builder=”1″ _made_with_builder=”true”][row][column width=”1_1″ demo_text=”” demo_select=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][text_block text=”<p>So many yards we come across have antiquated hardware and software that simply isn't capable of running on a day to day basis. This isn't to say you need to spend huge sums of money on new kit but what you do spend will return your investment if spent wisely. Here is a helpful way of summing up what kit you have and is worth doing to assess the risk of using the IT equipment to run your business.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h6>Server / PCs / Back office machine</h6><ul><li>How many pcs are in your riding centre office?</li><li>Are they networked together?</li><li>Are they secure i.e locked down if easily removable?</li><li>Are they clean i.e dust free?</li><li>Are they kept in dry conditions or a damp space?</li><li>Do you have a spare mouse and keyboard?</li><li>Do you have a I.T support company that can be called upon easily?</li><li>Do you store files on each and every machine you work on or are they kept on a file server centrally?</li><li>Would a pc failure shut your business down.</li><li>Can you access/reboot all of you machines without needing to call in support from an IT company?</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><h6>Contact numbers</h6><ul><li>Do you have the codes for your router login and configuration?</li><li>Is there a 24/7 telephone number to your phone/web provider?</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><h6>Apply this next audit to each machine</h6><ul><li>Make and model of machine:</li><ul><li>Age :</li><li>Processor:</li><li>RAM:</li><li>Hard drive:</li><li>Operating system:</li></ul><li>Do you have the installation discs for the operating system?</li><li>Is this pc connected to the internet?</li><ul><li>How many people make use of this pc?</li><li>Is the internet access locked down to necessary use only, i.e not FACEBOOK?</li></ul><li>Anti virus protection program:</li><ul><li>&nbsp;After running a scan what viruses were evident:&nbsp;</li></ul><li>Does the pc boot up quickly from OFF i.e less than 25 seconds.&nbsp; If not how long does it take?</li><li>Does the computer run multiple programs quickly i.e not annoyingly slow?</li><li>Is the pc regularly backed up?</li><li>Do you have an external hard drive for storage and backups?</li><li>If this pc died how would it affect your business?</li><ul><li>Do you have a business continuity plan if this pc dies?</li></ul></ul>” _made_with_builder=”true”][/text_block][/column][/row][row][column width=”1_2″ demo_text=”” demo_select=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][button btn_text=”Riding centre software SUPPORT” btn_link=”https://www.stable-management.co.uk/support-for-riding-centres-by-stable-management/support-for-riding-centre-booking-system/” btn_type=”btn-primary” centered=”centered” target=”_self” _made_with_builder=”true”][/button][/column][column width=”1_2″ demo_text=”” demo_select=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][button btn_text=”If you still need help get in touch now!” btn_link=”https://www.stable-management.co.uk/support-form-page/” btn_type=”btn-primary” centered=”centered” target=”_self” _made_with_builder=”true”][/button][/column][/row][row][column width=”1_1″ demo_text=”” demo_select=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][widget_area sidebar=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][/widget_area][/column][/row][/section]