We work with lots of different organisations; from retail outlets to sprawling office blocks.
Oh, and schools – we look after LOTS of schools.
And I was visiting one of them earlier this week, during the heatwave.
IT support doesn’t exactly lend itself to hot weather – getting under desks and hauling cables around can be hard enough work in itself, without having to contend with 20+ degree heat.
But there was a significant saving grace on my latest visit – a lot of the work I needed to do could be done within the server room.
And guess what? The server room has air conditioning!
So whilst the teachers, support staff and kids were sweating buckets, I was – literally – chilling in the server room.
Once I’d emerged and the job was complete, it was clear that I hadn’t been in the clammy, sweaty environment that everyone else had, and it got me thinking: maybe there’s a side business selling time in the server room.
What would you pay for 15 minutes?! I bet I would have had some takers over the weekend.
In all seriousness, keeping your equipment cool is key to keeping it working, so if you’re not sure how to do that in the heat, hit reply and I’ll give you a few pointers.
P.S. Lets hope the heatwave isn’t the only summer we’re getting this year!