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Gartner Says Slow Computers Ahead!

Gartner Says Slow Computers Ahead!

Gartner Says Slow Computers Ahead!

The Gartner Group has indicated that it expects enterprise IT sales to slow in 2012, compared to sales of IT products and services in 2011 and in earlier years. Gartner bases its prediction on the assumption that the economy is either entering or has already entered a recession. IT purchasing will slow as a result to about 4 percent, down from about 6 percent this year. Does that really mean slow computers? Not directly, but typically it means that businesses will be hanging on to their IT resources longer than they would otherwise.

Slow Growth Means Tough Decisions

Slow growth in IT also means fewer new hires and longer upgrade cycles for software and services. With elongated product replacement cycles, computers that are currently in service have an increased likelihood of losing performance over time. That will translate into slower computers. It also means that fewer new desktops – the ones that typically use the faster, more efficient processors – will be deployed in 2012.

If businesses are slow to purchase new computers and IT services, what are consumers going to be doing? Consumer spending on computers will remain comparatively healthy, according to Gartner. To date, PC shipments have not met initial expectations, but the industry analysts don’t expect sales to remain perpetually slow. Computer sales in 2012 are expected to increase slightly, as consumers move to take advantage of newer PC technologies, thinner and smaller devices, mobile devices, longer battery life and touch screen technologies.

Overall, Gartner expects PC shipments to increase by nearly 11 percent by the end of 2012, although it acknowledges that the first part of 2012 will be slow. Computer shipments will be affected by the outcome of the debt crisis in Europe. If European countries cannot find an equitable resolution to their spending woes, this forecast may turn out to be exceptionally optimistic.

In the mean time, if your own personal economy doesn’t permit the purchase of a brand new computer, consider ways in which you can get the most mileage out of the computer you have. That would include ensuring that your computer stays as responsive as possible.

One of my recommendations is SpeedUpMyPC 2011. This program will help keep your operating system in good working order by helping to clear out performance clogs before they can impact your computing experience. In addition to removing performance obstacles, SpeedUpMyPC 2011 can help you optimize your computer performance to meet your specific computing needs.

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 has been downloaded more than a million times and is hard at work making sure that your computer has what it needs to perform at its best.

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Speed Up Your Computer: Basic Maintenance vs. Optimization

Speed Up Your Computer: Basic Maintenance vs. Optimization

Speed Up Your Computer: Basic Maintenance vs. Optimization

Last week I talked about the importance of basic maintenance on a computer. This element can never be understated, and computers that don’t receive regular basic maintenance suffer for it. Unfortunately, computers are just like every other system. When they’re maintained, they can generate a lot of useful work and trouble-free computing. When they’re not maintained, the result is a slow computer and a lot of aggravation on the part of the user.

Basic Maintenance Only Goes So Far

Basic maintenance only goes so far when it comes to speeding up a slow computer. Don’t get me wrong – basic maintenance is absolutely necessary. In a way, it’s very much like housekeeping – when it is done, it’s never noticed but left undone, it’s very apparent. You can’t get by (and expect a good computing experience) if you’re not prepared to do this basic maintenance.

But there’s a step that goes beyond basic maintenance, and that’s optimization. With basic maintenance, you’re doing the housekeeping. You’re doing the minimum you need to do to keep your computer functioning at an appropriate level. With optimization, you’re fine-tuning the computer’s performance to suit your needs. Optimization is more like decorating. It’s something you don’t do until after the housekeeping is done, but it makes the space uniquely yours.

Optimization is a key component of computer performance. When your computer is optimized, everything works together carefully and in a coordinated way. You eliminate wasted effort when you optimize your computer performance. Your computer isn’t wasting time on unnecessary registry entries, running unneeded programs, or storing unused data. When your computer is optimized, you’re also making the most out of your network and Internet connections, so using these resources is a pleasure and not a chore.

Ideally, your toolkit contains the tools you need to perform both basic maintenance on your computer and optimize it as well. You can collect a number of different tools, and Microsoft has some built in tools that will help you perform basic maintenance, but generally, they don’t contribute much to optimization beyond what maintenance has to offer.

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 is a toolkit that offers both basic maintenance functions and optimization tools that work together to ensure that your computer gets both its regular maintenance needs and its optimization needs met. This approach means that you always employ the strategy you need to make your computer run as optimally as possible, based on your unique needs.

Download your copy of SpeedUpMyPC 2011 today and see what this toolkit can do.

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Regular Maintenance Is A Good Remedy For A Slow Computer

Regular Maintenance Is A Good Remedy For A Slow Computer

Regular Maintenance Is A Good Remedy For A Slow Computer

Speeding up a slow computer is a process, not a single activity. If you develop a program of regular maintenance, you can help ensure that your computer never experiences a noticeable performance drop. Using a combination of the built-in tools and the tools available in SpeedUpMyPC 2011, you can help keep your computer running well, and keep its performance optimized all the time.

Basic Maintenance Goes A Long Way

One of the best things you can do for your computer is to defragment the hard disk regularly. If you use your computer frequently, and transfer files around a lot, defragmenting your hard disk should be a high priority. By defragmenting your hard disk regularly, you ensure that your files aren’t scattered around your hard disk, which would require additional time for the computer to piece your file back together. Defragmenting your hard disk is really optimizing its performance. By optimizing its performance regularly, you can help ensure that your computer operates at the fastest possible speeds.

If you’re a heavy computer user, consider defragmenting your hard disk monthly. This operation can take awhile, so try to set this up to run overnight if possible. If you’re not a heavy computer user, consider defragmenting your hard disk at least once per quarter.

Run the disk utility regularly, regardless of how much or little you use the computer. The Disk Utility, which is built into the operating system, will check the integrity of the hard disk, locate bad disk sectors and in some cases, will recover information that has been stored there. The disk utility should also be run after a system crash to clear out the debris and locate sectors that may have gone bad during the crash, or caused the crash in the first place. Run your disk utility monthly and following each crash.

For performance optimization, run SpeedUpMyPC 2011 regularly. SpeedUpMyPC 2011 will help you address performance issues that can slow down your computer. SpeedUpMyPC 2011 works to find applications that may be reducing your computer’s performance, as well as settings that could be slowing your computer down. In addition, SpeedUpMyPC 2011 keeps track of what’s in the registry, and removes entries that are no longer needed. This is desirable because unnecessary registry entries can slow the computer down. SpeedUpMyPC 2011 can also optimize your Internet connection, a primary source of degraded performance.

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 has been downloaded and installed more than a million times by users all over the world who are interested in speeding up the performance of their computers without spending a fortune, and without needing the assistance of a professional PC technician.

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Slow Computer? Speed It Up!

Slow Computer? Speed It Up!

Slow Computer? Speed It Up!

Don’t replace a slow computer! Speed up your computer with SpeedUpMyPC 2011. SpeedUpMyPC 2011 can help maintain your computer, improve its performance, and avoid those things that slow your computer down. In just a few minutes, SpeedUpMyPC 2011 can scan your computer, identify potential trouble spots and help you remove the problems that rob your computer system of its performance.

Speed UpMyPC 2011 Is More Than A Registry Cleaner

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 is more than a registry cleaner. It goes beyond simple registry cleaning to ensure that your computer is operating at its best all the time. No matter how and where you use your computer, SpeedUpMyPC 2011 can help keep your computer registry free of unnecessary entries that slow your computer down. It also optimizes your PC performance, all within a matter of minutes.

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 examines your computer memory usage to ensure that your computer is making the most of the memory you have installed. By carefully managing the memory allocations your computer has made (and must make), SpeedUpMyPC 2011 can help ensure that your computer operates as efficiently as possible.

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 also applies the same optimization technologies to your network connection, to ensure that your PC operates as efficiently as possible when sharing data over a network connection. Say goodbye to slow web-browsing and downloading sessions. SpeedUpMyPC 2011 will help keep your online experiences fast and pleasant!

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 can also optimize the way your computer stores information on the hard disk. This helps make your computer highly efficient when storing information and retrieving stored information. In addition, SpeedUpMyPC optimizes your startup and shutdown routines so you don’t spend a lot of time waiting to get started or finish up.

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 has been downloaded more than one million times by users like yourself who are looking to optimize their PC’s performance as an alternative to replacing an expensive computer. SpeedUpMyPC 2011 is an award-winning program that helps you get your work done!

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 can also help reduce or avoid system crashes. Its monitoring tool can help warn you of impending crashes and system instabilities – by itself a very helpful thing! By helping you to see which programs and activities are most likely to cause crashes, and by helping you recover from the crashes that do occur, SpeedUpMyPC 2011 can help save you time, effort and energy, and ensure that your computer runs as efficiently as possible.

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