Maintenance Tasks/Costs: Computers WITH Lock-Down and Disk-Protection Software

Items that must be completed on a regular basis to maintain computers that ARE locked down and disk-protected.
* Monthly time does not include hours required on a quarterly and annual basis.

 TASK SCHEDULE
AREAWEEKLYMONTHLYQUARTERLYANNUALLYMONTHLY TIME REQUIRED (PER COMPUTER)OUTSIDE CONSULTANT @ $50 PER HR.
Security
  • Update virus definitions
  • Update spyware definitions
  • 15 min.
  • Change system passwords.
  • Visually inspect computers for signs of tampering.
  • 30 min.
  • Check for unneeded or unused programs and consider uninstalling them.
  • 15 min.
  • Renew antivirus software subscription.
  • 1 hr.
1 hr. 30 min.$75.00
Computer  
  • Check for the latest Service Packs/ Updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer.
  • Clean the mouse so it is free of dust and grime.
  • Make sure all the plugs are properly connected.
  • 1 hr.
  • Clean the screens with appropriate screen-cleaning cloth/solution.
  • Check printers. Print a test page to ensure printers are producing clean copies, and toner cartridges are full.
  • Clean the CD-ROM drive.
  • Check supplies (e.g., paper, cartridges, disks, etc.) and order as needed.
  • 30 min.
  • Check cables for crimps, breaks, wear and tear.
  • Clean inside PC.
  • Update drivers as needed for printers, modems, sound cards, video cards, and other devices.
  • 1 hr.
1 hr.$50.00
Internet 
  • Identify policy and procedure issues
  • 15 min.
  15 min.$12.50
Patrons 
  • Restock:
  • Computer use policies and procedures
  • Instructional handouts for computer and Internet use
  • 15 min.
  • Review and update as needed:
  • Computer use policies and procedures
  • Patron instructional materials
  • 30 min.
  • Review and update as needed:
  • Library policies
  • Patron instructional materials
  • 8 hrs.
15 min.$12.50
TOTAL MONTHLY PER COMPUTER (after installation)3 hours$150.00
Lock-down and disk-protection software installOne time installation: 6 hours for first computer, 2 hours for each additional computer (not counted in total above)

Approx. $45 - $90 for first computer, $30 for each additional computer

Note: if you have Windows XP, you can use the free Windows SteadyState for locking down and disk-protection.