your i.t. guy wants you to know...If you make a request for support, you MIGHT need to make yourself available To answer all follow up questions.
Once your request has been received, oftentimes your technician will need to ask a couple questions to either begin or complete the "fix". It's important to be available to help expedite the process by answering any questions that arise. Leaving multiple phone numbers of where you can be reached could be the key to getting the work completed quickly.
If you plan on leaving your desk for any length of time, always lock your computer. You are responsible for keeping company data safe and preventing anyone else from using your system without a password. Keep others from possibly copying or deleting your files, installing programs and malware, or sending emails that indicate they were sent by you. After-hours personnel; cleaning crew, part timers, and maintenance should never have access to your computer unless they have their own login. Whenever you leave your desk you should lock your computer. PC users- press the Window key +L, or press Ctrl+Alt+Del and lock.
It may appear that we have infinite knowledge and can resolve all issues with no effort; however sometimes resolving your problem involves researching tech forums, trial and error to discover potential known issues, and even “Googling”. We’re always learning.
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When you log off your machine, you're simply signing out of the system so that no one can get to your desktop and/or you're allowing someone else to sign in with their login credentials. To perform a full restart, you'll either need to shut down (turn your computer off and on again) or select reboot.
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