Small Businesses can Boost PC Performance without Straining the Budget

In these recessionary times, upgrading your PCs may not seem like a viable option. Luckily, there are upgrades available that can go a long way to improving and extending the life of your current systems, and they're not expensive.

· Speed up your PC performance – If your PC’s performance is slower than you recall from its first day on the job, the fix is easier than you may think. With a simple upgrade that adds 1 GB, 2GB or 4GB of memory, you can increase your system performance by up to 26% on average. The cost can be as low as $30.

· Increase your PC’s data storage – Your data storage needs don’t decrease just because your cash flow might. You can safely store important files like customer information without slowing your PC performance. Just increase your hard drive storage space with an external USB hard drive. For around $200, you can add 1 TB of storage capacity to your current system.

· Tune up your PC – If buying new machines isn’t an option right now, add new life to your older ones by keeping them running at peak performance. For less than $30, you can buy Dell’s PC Tune-Up diagnostic tool to help optimize your PC’s performance and maintain your security.

These are only a few examples of the many ways you can maximize your productivity. Look for additional tips from the desktop to the data center and please share any upgrade ideas or requests with us here or on IdeaStorm.

About the Author: Kara Krautter