Should you turn off your computer when you leave work? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Some managers leave their machines on all the time (with a screen saver, of course) under the assumption that this will preserve the monitor and the fan motor. That’s less necessary today because most new computers are designed in a way that switching the machine on and off won’t cause any stress to the system. Still, if your computer comes with a power-conservation feature, you need not worry about shutting it off. A “sleep” mode lets you leave it on and then restart it without sapping lots of power.
It’s critical to establish and enforce realistic (and legal) limitations on employees’ use of their own computers, tablets, smartphones, email, social media accounts and other forms of technology — whether they’re used in the workplace, on the road or at home....Click here to find out more.