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.